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  • How would you change the tax system?: Letters

    How would you change the tax system?: Letters
    National sales tax Scrap the current system, which is unfair to a majority of the people, and go to a national sales-tax system. No tax on food, medical or housing for anyone. No payroll taxes. This would eliminate inheritance taxes, gas taxes,...
  • 4 reasons to start a city income tax

     4 reasons to start a city income tax
    "I reject ... the idea of a city income tax. I think that's not the right way to go" — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, responding Wednesday to questions about how the city will shore up its sagging pension funds . I reject the idea, too, just as I...
  • Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike

    Emanuel revises pension plan after blowback on tax hike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up city pension systems, but he no longer is asking state lawmakers to do the dirty work. Faced with blistering criticism from Gov. Pat Quinn and significant...
  • Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal

    Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal
    Gov. Pat Quinn finds himself in a bit of a political pickle: he’s running for re-election on a pledge to cut property taxes, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up the city’s ailing...
  • Illinois should change how it taxes people, firms

    Illinois should change how it taxes people, firms
    Bring on the class war. Only don't call it that. Call it an overdue discussion about the most critical issues facing the U.S. economy and the democracy that economy supports. And let's have the discussion here and now — here in Illinois and...
  • Tension running high earlier than usual at Capitol

    Tension running high earlier than usual at Capitol
    Nerves are frayed at the Capitol earlier than usual this year as state lawmakers careen from political pressure points to governmental crises. In rapid succession, they went through a primary election campaign, heard Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's call...
  • From the Boathouse: A cooler week on the water

    Ahoy! You will notice a little change in our weather for boating and outdoor activities this weekend from the summertime-like heat wave we experienced at the beginning of the week. The air temperatures along the coastline could reach the lower 70s,...
  • Taxing Colleges, Hospitals Won't Solve State's Problems

    Credit House Speaker Brendan Sharkey with taking on one of the most serious problems facing the state — its over-reliance on the property tax to pay for government services. This antiquated system sets town against town, increases sprawl and...
  • York supervisors consider, and reject, an income tax

    YORKTOWN — The York County Board of Supervisors took part of its retreat Friday to find out whether the county should consider an income tax, rather than relying on the real estate tax, as a way to generate revenue. County staff told the...
  • House passes school-voucher expansion

    House passes school-voucher expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House passed a plan Friday to expand the state's school-voucher program, although it no longer raises the cap on how much tax money could be used to support low-income students in private schools.   Instead, the bill, HB...
  • Últimos días para cumplir con el IRS: Se vence el martes 15

    Últimos días para cumplir con el IRS: Se vence el martes 15
    Este martes 15 de abril es la fecha límite para rendirle cuentas al Tío Sam y aunque parezca mentira miles y miles de personas en todo el país aún no han rendido sus declaraciones. Lo más importante es tener en cuenta que si no cumples con este plazo...