income tax http://peoriapublicradio.org en Republican candidate for governor proposing new sales taxes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/republican-candidate-governor-proposing-new-sales-taxes <div>The Republican candidate for Illinois governor has some new details about what he’d do if elected. &nbsp;Bruce Rauner Thursday, announced he wants to roll back the income tax, and in exchange, create dozens of new sales taxes.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:51:03 +0000 Tony Arnold 26633 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Republican candidate for governor proposing new sales taxes New proposal would make income tax increase permanent http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-proposal-would-make-income-tax-increase-permanent <div class="content"><p>The Illinois income tax increase would be made permanent in the latest proposal to fix the state's underfunded pension systems. The increase, from 3 percent to 5 percent, was set to begin easing back in 2014.</p><p>But Representative Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, says the state can't afford that. He says Illinois taxpayers didn't create the pension problem, but it's a problem they're stuck with.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:16:41 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1293 at http://peoriapublicradio.org