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Proposed amendment would remove prohibition on multiple income taxes Proposed amendment would remove prohibition on multiple income taxes

Proposed amendment would remove prohibition on multiple income taxes

Opponents of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal for a multi-tiered income tax structure came out with a new argument Tuesday after the governor and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly unveiled their proposed language for a constitutional amendment. Under the proposed language, they argued, the state would actually be allowed to levy multiple income taxes, each for a different purpose, which would effectively allow the state to tax the same income multiple times. Supporters of the proposal say that’s not true. Still, the issue likely will be the source of heated debate...
Comptroller suspends more than $5.7 million in payments to state contractor Comptroller suspends more than $5.7 million in payments to state contractor

Comptroller suspends more than $5.7 million in payments to state contractor

Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Monday that her office has suspended more than $5.7 million in payments to a company that designed a web portal that manages state employee benefits. Mendoza made that announcement following the release of an audit in late March that outlined numerous problems with the state’s MyBenefits Marketplace system, which was designed and...
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