Illinois officials have been put on the clock to fix a longstanding problem with their slow distribution of food assistance or they’ll lose millions of dollars in federal funding, putting a hole in the state’s budget.
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A proposed policy change that would allow the state to capture more revenue is being called “theft of services” by retailers. The idea Gov. J.B. Pritzker uses to balance his budget remains in a committee.
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A national adult film actress known for alleging an affair with the president of the United States will be in the state’s capital city Friday, when she’s expected to protest a surcharge on strip club entries.
A measure one Illinois lawmaker says will give non-home rule communities the ability to pay for storm sewer maintenance is being called a rain tax by another.
The state’s leading manufacturing group said it's on the defensive in Illinois, but plans to push for policies that it can get through the Democrat-controlled legislature.
Illinois lawmakers want to change state rules for federal food assistance to allow elderly recipients to use the benefits at some restaurants as part of what’s described as the broadest expansion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allowable under federal law.
Lawmakers plan further discussions on whether vaping products that contain nicotine should be taxed the same as other tobacco products in Illinois.
Illinois’ governor said small businesses in Illinois should be paying higher taxes and that taxpayers can expect deep cuts to government services if they don't approve his $3.4 billion progressive tax plan.