Politics as Usual: GOP group takes aim at Madigan

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The campaign style tactics surrounding the state’s budget continue as a Washington D.C.-based political group is taking aim at Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan on policies it says have put the state in debt since he became speaker in 1983. The State Government Leadership Foundation announced a digital advertisement purchase to run throughout the state for the rest of this …

Tax Foundation Ranks State Business Tax Climate

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Written by JACKSON BRAINERD for NCSL Wyoming and South Dakota topped the rankings for states’ business tax climate in the 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index released last week by the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The Index compares state’ tax systems in terms of their friendliness to business and conduciveness to economic development. The 2015 Index is based …