Right now in the state congress there is an effort to raise income taxes by 75%. The state is in debt for $14 billion and although it has had both democrat and republican leaders the state has done its best to drive businesses away with taxes and rules coupled with fees and paperwork that has made some businesses in the state leave.
There are those politicians who claim they will fight this but knowing Illinois as I do the likelihood is the taxes will be increased.
As with politics everywhere, while the politicians talk about poverty they still want to pursue things like high speed rail and other pet projects which questions their sincerity as to reduce debt.
One pet project that politicans have wanted, for what seems forever, is another airport in which the airlines want nothing to do with.
In the article it talks about temporary taxes but as I well know the last time they pulled that once the tax was enacted it became permanent.