This information is from Illinois Policy:
Last year, Illinois Policy pointed out in our study “Who Really Pays for Governor Quinn’s Tax Plan” that under the Governor’s budget
- An individual making more than $14,000 would pay higher taxes.
- A couple earning more than $28,000 would pay higher taxes.
- A family of three bringing home more than $42,000 would pay higher taxes.
- A household of four with income over $56,000 would pay higher taxes.
In a few weeks Gov. Quinn is going to release his 2011 fiscal year budget. He's strongly hinting a large tax hike will be proposed (just like last year).
Just today, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) today launched www.budget.illinois.gov, a Web site that allows Illinois residents to provide feedback that “will be used to shape the state’s fiscal year 2011 budget.”
Let Gov. Quinn and the legislature know what you think about the proposed budget and tax hikes!
Two Ways You Can Make an Impact on the Budget Crisis:
1) Send an online message to Governor Quinn
2) Write a Letter to the Editor to your local newspaper
The Illinois Policy Institute has lots of intellectual ammo for you to use to make your arguments stronger. In fact, when you make your comments to the Governor you can even download and attach one of our policy studies.
Below is just a small sample of the resources we have on our website on how Gov. Quinn and the State of Illinois can balance its budget without tax hikes.
2010 Illinois Piglet Book
The book that Springfield doesn’t want you to read, highlighting over $350 million in wasteful spending.
15 Missed Opportunities: How 2009’s Inaction Will Feed 2010’s Budget Crisis
For Illinois, 2009 should have been a year of opportunity. A year to move beyond petty squabbles. A year to fix Illinois’s perennially busted budget. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Illinois ended calendar 2009 much in the way it ended 2008.
Out Of Control: The Explosion of Illinois State Government Spending
State spending in Illinois has skyrocketed over the past decade, increasing 39 percent from 1998 to 2008.
Budget Facts vs. Budget Myths
This brief presents and corrects myths about the Illinois budget deficit.
Budget Solutions 2010: Balancing the Budget Without Tax Hikes
Are tax hikes or “doomsday” budget cuts really necessary to balance the state budget? No. Last year, the Illinois Policy Institute has put together report, Budget Solutions 2010, that shows a variety of ways to balance the budget?all without tax hikes. We’ll have an updated document offering sustainable budget alternatives this spring.
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