Category Archives: Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois Policy Institute: One year later — The Illinois income tax hike has failed‏

From the Illinois Policy Institute… “We have some temporary tax increases that are designed to pay our bills, get Illinois back on fiscal sound footing and make sure that our state has a strong economy.” -Gov. Pat Quinn, January 12, … Continue reading

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Ill. Policy Institute: Pensions vs. Schools

From the Illinois Policy Institute… The problem Illinois is facing a fiscal crisis. The expense of retirement benefits is overwhelming many areas of the state budget. Lawmakers have known of this situation for years, but thus far have not adopted … Continue reading

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Find Those Who are Ready to Lead‏

From the Illinois Policy Institute… The only way to fix the root problem in Illinois is to cut spending. And there are only a few core areas to focus upon to cut spending: pension reform for current employees, real workers’ … Continue reading

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Ill. Policy Institute CEO John Tillman Rebuts Critiques of His Op Ed

Last week I wrote a piece expressing my dismay at an op ed written by John Tillman, CEO of the excellent Illinois Policy Institute. In his piece he claimed there was common ground between the “Occupy” folks and the Tea … Continue reading

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Ill. Policy Institute: 21st Century Jobs Crippled with the Stroke of a Pen‏

Last week, we learned that Illinois’ unemployment rate ticked up to 10 percent. In September, just one job was created for every 415 unemployed Illinoisans. We desperately need stronger private sector job growth. Yet earlier this year, state leaders passed … Continue reading

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Ill. Policy Institute CEO Tillman Is Just Plain Wrong About ‘Occupy’

-By Warner Todd Huston John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, penned an op ed in the Chicago Tribune touting what he claims is the common ground between conservatives and the Occupy Wall Street leftists who have trickled into … Continue reading

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