Tax http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rauner: I followed law on taxes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-i-followed-law-taxes <div>Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Illinois governor, says he followed the letter of the law when filing his taxes. But he won't say whether it was fair.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:18:36 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26335 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner: I followed law on taxes Illinois sees growth in tax revenue http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-sees-growth-tax-revenue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2014 is only halfway over, but Illinois' new fiscal year just began last week. &nbsp;The state closed out its year with a billion-dollar growth in tax revenue.</span></p><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:55:20 +0000 Hannah Meisel 26185 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois sees growth in tax revenue State senate approves public education funding change http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-senate-approves-public-education-funding-change <div>The Illinois Senate Tuesday approved a measure to completely change how the state's public schools are funded. The plan would shift state resources from schools with more property tax wealth to more impoverished areas. But that shift of resources creates winners and losers. Senator Dale Righter, a Republican from Mattoon, says he cannot vote to create "losers" ... even if his area would benefit from the change.</div><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 05:06:10 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23991 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State senate approves public education funding change Nursing home advocates warn of state tax rollback http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/nursing-home-advocates-warn-state-tax-rollback <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nursing home advocates say the scheduled rollback of Illinois' income tax rates would have far reaching consequences for the already cash-strapped industry. </span></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 04:18:54 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22920 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Nursing home advocates warn of state tax rollback 911 call centers struggle as people ditch landlines http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/911-call-centers-struggle-people-ditch-landlines <div>As more people ditch their landline phones for cell phones, 911 call centers are struggling to maintain services. That’s because wireless phone lines in Illinois are often taxed at a lower rate than landlines. There’s a push to change that.</div><div> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:13:50 +0000 Ryan Webber 22878 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 911 call centers struggle as people ditch landlines State graduated income tax effort fails http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-graduated-income-tax-effort-fails <div>Illinois will keep its flat income tax, despite an effort to move to a graduated one. Based on the General Assembly's schedule, the Senate would have had to pass the proposal Tuesday in order to meet a constitutional deadline. Instead, senators adjourned without a vote.</div><div> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:54:25 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 22573 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State graduated income tax effort fails State lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-return-springfield-tuesday <div>Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday after two weeks away. The top issue this spring remains whether to let the temporary tax increase drop at the end of the year as scheduled, or vote to keep the income tax rate at five percent.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:12:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 22488 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday Quinn releases 2013 tax returns http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-releases-2013-tax-returns <div>Governor Pat Quinn's has released his 2013 tax returns.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:29:03 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22131 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn releases 2013 tax returns District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-would-see-54m-cut-state-budget-scenario <div>New data suggests just how big a hit most school districts would take if Illinois' income tax rate rolls back as scheduled at the end of the year. &nbsp;That would mean a 10-percent cut in state funding for District 150:</div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:36:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Alex Rusciano 21890 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 would see $5.4M cut in state budget scenario New report looks at IL income tax increase http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-report-looks-il-income-tax-increase <p>Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's proposed income tax increase say it will chase jobs out of Illinois. A new report that challenges that assumption. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:22:58 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New report looks at IL income tax increase