The state budget, currently awaiting the signature of Gov. Pat Quinn, is filled
with absurdities. We found 15 of them, in fact.
The bottom line: It’ll cost
you and make our already bleak financial situation in Illinois worse. One
example: this budget diverts $650
million away from funds set up to pay down unpaid bills. Unpaid bills that
eventually need to be paid, by you. Wait until you read No. 8 on our list.
It's another example of Springfield politicians kicking the can farther down the road. Legislative leaders insist lawmakers eventually will have to vote on the income tax in Illinois, but thanks to budget gimmicks, that vote will come after the November election. In other words, late
enough so politicians avoid angering voters before their election fate
So what happens now with the income tax vote? Well, key lawmakers claim it will come up for a vote after the November election. Why wait until then to make your voice heard? Take
our poll now asking if the temporary
income tax hike in Illinois should be made permanent.