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St. Louis Beacon: Illinois’ Tax Pain (Jan. 14)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in an article on the consequences of reducing spendable income.

iStockAnalyst: Illinois’ Answer to Budget Crisis – Tax ‘Em (A Lot!) (Jan. 14)

Collin Hitt is quoted in a story on the debt mess across the country and Illinois’s new tax hike.

USA Today: Illinois Enacts Tax Increases to Cut $15 Billion Deficit (Jan. 13)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is quoted in a story highlighting the debate over the effect of the tax hike – deficit reduction vs job loss.

Medill Reports: Manufacturers Oppose Corporate Tax Rate Hike (Jan. 13)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in an article on the corporate income tax hike that accompanied the 66 percent personal income tax increase.

Northwest Herald: Residents Say They Will Cope with Income Tax Increase by Cutting Fun (Jan. 13)

The Illinois Policy Institute’s poll showing 57 percent of Illinois residents opposing the tax increase was cited in a story on the reaction to the tax increase by McHenry County residents.

Internetbits: Illinois Raises Taxes, Burning Down the House (Jan. 13)

The Illinois Policy Institute is cited in a story on the Illinois income tax hike and elected officials’ responses to it.

Chicago Now: Repeal the Illinois Income Tax Increase! (Jan. 12)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in a story on why the tax increase should be repealed.

Wall Street Journal: Illinois House Passes Big Income-Tax Increase (Jan. 12)

Collin Hitt is featured in an article on Illinois’s new 66 percent income tax increase.

ABC-7 Chicago: Gov. Quinn to Sign Tax Increase Bill (Jan. 12)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in an article on reactions to the 66 percent tax increase and the effect it will have on jobs in Illinois.

CNBC Online: NJ vs. IL – Which Path for the US? (Jan. 12)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story contrasting Illinois tax increase policy with New Jersey’s tax cutting policy.

WLS-AM 890: John Tillman on Cisco Cotto’s Radio Show (Jan. 11)

Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman spoke with Cisco Cotto about how to solve Illinois’s financial woes through spending reform, not raising taxes.

ABC-7 Chicago: Ill. House Passes Major Tax Increase (Jan. 11)

John O’Hara is featured in an article on the 66 percent income tax increase passed by the Illinois House of Representatives.

Examiner.com: Illinois Conservative Groups United in Opposition to Lame Duck Tax Increases (Jan. 10)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story on Illinois conservative organizations that oppose the proposed income tax increase.

Illinois Review: URF to Primary Republican Legislators that Vote for Tax Increase (Jan. 10)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story by the United Republican Fund on running primary candidates against any Republican legislators that vote for a tax increase.

MISH’S Global Economic Trend Analysis: Campaign to Recall Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Underway (Jan. 10)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is quoted in an article on Mike Shedlock’s campaign to recall Gov. Quinn.

Chicago Tribune: Democrats Forgot Something when Planning Tax Increase (Jan. 9)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in an article on how, if passed, the tax hike will cause residents of Illinois to leave the state.

Red State: Quinn A-Tax Illinois (Jan. 9)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in a story on Gov. Quinn’s job killing tax proposal.

Corrupt Authority: Illinois Planning on 75 Percent Income Tax Hike (Jan. 9)

Institute CEO, John Tillman, is featured in a story on Illinois Democrat’s plan to raise taxes to close the spending deficit.

Wall Street Journal: The Taxman Cometh to Illinois—With a 75% Hike (Jan. 8)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in an article on the proposed tax hike and the state pension system.

Illinois Review: Rockford Tea Party Condemns State Democrats (Jan. 8)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story by the Rockford Tea Party condemning the actions of the State Democrats during the lame duck session.

Chicago Daily Observer: Illinois Held Hostage (Jan. 8)

Illinois Policy Institute’s tax calculator and “12 Reasons to Oppose the Quinn/Madigan/Cullerton ’75 Percent’ Tax Hike Package” featured in a story asking readers to sign a tax opposition pledge.

Daily Caller: How to Lose Jobs and Alienate People (Jan. 8)

John O’Hara’s article on the negative consequences of raising taxes in a recession.

NBC 5 Chicago: The Taxman Cometh? (Jan. 7)

Daniel Anthony is featured in a story on Illinois Democrat’s proposed tax hike.

Journal Standard: At The Capitol – Spending Cuts Must Join Tax Hike (Jan. 7)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story describing why spending cuts must be a part of the plan to create jobs in Illinois.

Marathon Pundit: Illinois May End up with the Highest Combined National-Local Corporate Income Tax in the Industrialized World (Jan. 7)

The Illinois Policy Institute’s “12 Reasons to Oppose the Quinn/Madigan/Cullerton ’75 Percent’ Tax Hike Package” is featured in a story on the proposed “temporary” tax hike.

Americans for Tax Reform: No Lame Duck Tax Hike in Illinois (Jan. 6)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a “call to action” letter by Americans for Tax Reform.

Illinois Review – Tax Increases: IL Policy Institute’s Call to Action (Jan. 6)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in a story asking Illinois Residents to call their legislators and voice their opinion on the proposed tax hike.

Institute on ABC Chicago: Ill. Lawmakers Move Closer to Income-Tax Increase (Jan. 5)

Kristina Rasmussen is featured in a story about the tax hike battle going on in Springfield.

BackyardConservative:We Heard 66, Now Maybe an 82% Tax Increase?! This is Illinois (Jan. 5)

Kristina Rasmussen is featured in a story about the possible lame duck tax hike.

TheTelegraph.com – TOP 10 NO. 3: State’s Financial Woes Hit Home (Dec. 29)

John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, is quoted in TheTelegraph.com discussing how Gov. Quinn’s debt-driven borrowing plan is shortsighted and will lead to worsening budget pressure in the coming years.

Fox Business: Illinois Wants to Borrow More to “Fix” Its Borrowing Problem (Dec. 29)

The Illinois Policy Institute is featured in an article by Brian Sullivan on how Illinois should close the funding gap.

Business Insider – Illinois’s Plan to ‘Balance’ the Budget: Borrow $15 Billion and Ignore $185 Billion Hole (Dec. 29)

An email by Institute CEO, John Tillman, on Gov. Quinn’s borrowing plan is featured in an article discussing Illinois’s plan to balance the budget.

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