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F-Rated Fiscal Records for Eight U.S. Governors

Contact: Jared Labell (773) 766-4947 (312) 427-5128 View as PDF The Cato Institute released its 12th biennial fiscal report card earlier this month regarding the budget records of America’s governors from January 2012–August...

Liar, Liar Dick on Fire!

Illinois Senator Richard “Dick” Durbin is not only a habitual liar, but most of the time he gets away with it, according to, the media network focusing on news, politics, and entertainment.

In its February 11, 2014 article, “Senator Dick Durbin Lies With Impunity,” Warner Todd Huston wrote, “Senator Dick Durbin is at it again, lying through his teeth….”

Tax Freedom Day Comes Late For Illinois – The 7th Highest Tax State

The non-partisan Tax Foundation in Washington, DC, just released its annual calculations for its Tax Freedom Day (TFD), and the news is not good.

Tax Freedom Day is the day when US taxpayers have earned enough money to pay their total tax bill for the year. After that day, the money is the taxpayers’ to keep.

Illinois’ Corporate Income Tax is 9.5% – Fourth Highest in US!

The Illinois state corporate income tax is continues to be understated by reporters and politicians, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer groups, Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“The total Illinois corporate state income tax rate of 9.5% includes a base rate of 7% and another 2.5% on top of that, which was added by constitutional amendment in 1980,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA.