The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is moving toward passing a bill that would ask city voters to raise their property taxes in August to pay for new police and fire department equipment.
Even if the district thinks about a tax increase for next year, it won’t stop this year’s cuts, which include up to 45 teachers, all tutors, no more library books, band instruments, swimming pools or clubs, and no more school buses for kids within a 3-mile walk of their school.
The Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there’s a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as “incomplete” for not extending a temporary income tax increase.
Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tried Monday to persuade House Democrats to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase to avoid what he says would be “savage” budget cuts.
Illinois powerful House speaker says a vote on Democrats’ 2015 budget, will help to extend the state’s temporary income tax increase.
The tax is estimated to generate $800 million annually and $8 billion over its 10-year lifespan.
The day after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, a proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires was sent to the House floor Thursday.
The internal GOP debate is centered around whether to appease Gov.Nixon, who vetoed an income tax last year.