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Progressive Income Tax

Is It Time for Term Limits in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A proposal from Illinois' top two GOP lawmakers to have a constitutional amendment instituting term limits for the executive branch on the November ballot failed to make it out of the Illinois Senate this week.

Sponsor: Progressive Tax Push Coming in Spring

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.

Metra chairman resigns: No politics here, he says

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA CONTINUED The Metra board chairman portrayed by former CEO Alex Clifford as a pawn of House Speaker Michael Madigan resigned on Thursday. Cliffo...

Madigan/Cullerton lawsuit: "Quinn acting like Blagojevich"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

"NOT SINCE GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH..." House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton begin their lawsuit against Gov. Pat Quinn by in...

2014: Daley officially in for governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

DALEY OFFICIALLY IN Maybe it was a foregone conclusion, but Bill Daley today made his run for governor official, filing paperwork with the Illinois St...

Quinn's lawmaker salary veto: Playing with fire?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SALARY VETO AS STRATEGY This week Illinois lawmakers will miss their first monthly paycheck after Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries after their fai...

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Income tax debate takes center stage

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

SPOTLIGHT ON INCOME TAX Jan. 1, 2015, is D-Day for Illinois' income tax. That's when most of the 2011 temporary income tax increase expires, dropping ...

Income tax debate finally taking center stage

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When rebootillinois.com launched in November 2012, we knew that an effort to change the Illinois constitution and start a sliding-scale, progressive i...

Tribune blasts progressive tax plan; debate is on!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The issue of whether Illinois should ditch its 43-year-old flat-rate income tax system for a new system in which tax rates rise according to a taxpaye...

Are your income taxes going up? Tribune weighs in, we've got lots of info; 2014: Al Gore for Bill Daley; Pension deadline tomorrow

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

FAIR TAX OR MORE TAX? The Chicago Tribune on Sunday blasted an effort by some lawmakers to change Illinois' income tax system from a flat rate paid by...

Abortion and the Republican Party

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

The Republican Party has played a clever and cynical sleight of hand on millions of religious Catholics and Protestants from the hierarchy to the simplest believer.

Happy Tax Day: Progressive Taxes and Christian Faith

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

The progressive tax system isn't perfect, but I'm glad for student loan programs, decent roads, national parks, great universities, Medicare, retirement funds, and soldiers' family paychecks.

Unpatridiotic

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

A flat tax is regressive, adversely affects the poorest the worst, and rejects the notion that those who are most able should contribute more to the perpetuation of an equitable and just society.

A Mandate for Spreading the Wealth

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norman Solomon

Barack Obama won the presidency after clearly saying that he wants to spread the wealth. Let's make him do it.