Home Illinois News Beware of the disinformation campaign against a fairer tax for Illinois –... Beware of the disinformation campaign against a fairer tax for Illinois – Editorial – Chicago Sun-Times August 11, 2019 8 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Print 8 Comments Newest Oldest Most Voted Inline Feedbacks View all comments debtsor 1 year ago Does anyone even read sun-times editorials? Hahahaha print media trying to adapt to a digital age, and still, few even care. 0 nixit 1 year ago “Should Illinois close its public universities? Should it slash state aid to public schools, abandoning school districts for poor kids that have little property wealth to tax?” Um, we’re spending over $3B per year on higher ed. How exactly would some cuts shut down the entire system? And there will be no abandoning poor school districts. Rather, the state would abandon the suburban school entirely (they’re already dangerously close), thereby enraging voters already spending well over $10,000 in property taxes. 1 nixit 1 year ago “nobody is seriously arguing that the extra $3.4 billion in revenue would solve all the state’s financial problems, certainly not in short order. The point is to move in the right direction…” “Move” LOL. They’re admitting this is just the start and that all rates will be raised immediately after passage. Can’t believe they printed that. Way to tip your hand, CFL. 3 Author Mark Glennon 1 year ago Can anybody point me to who is on the Sun-Times editorial board? Who writes their editorials? 0 NB-Chicago 1 year ago Reply to Mark Glennon Mark–these are the folk st list as thier editorial board (seem like lightweights?). But this piece seems like it could have been writen by miller or cfl itself..back in 2017 when new ‘coalition’ took over st they promised a firewall between editorial writers and cfl. Who knows,,artical seems aimed at you, wp, ipi, and the few of us–why are they so concerned if tax is such a great idea?? https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials 0 MikeH 1 year ago Reply to NB-Chicago Classic FUD strategy. Also, I seem to recall reading once that Boss Mike has a sizable interest in the CST. Any truth to that? 0 Author Mark Glennon 1 year ago Reply to NB-Chicago Miller is far more skillful, far more clever. This article is pathetic on so many levels. 2 nixit 1 year ago Reply to Mark Glennon Miller’s writing style is passive-aggressive. If you’re the type to toe the company line and thus already inclined to buy what he’s indirectly selling, he can be persuasive. 1 Wirepoints Original Stories “Este estado es el más corrupto del país. Si damos miles de milliones de dólares mas a los políticos, empeorará la situación.” – Ted on Univision September 28, 2020 Ted was on Univision warning Illinoisans about the negative impacts of tax hikes like the progressive income tax. He warned that giving billions more to the most corrupt politicians in the nation would only make things worse. View Comments (1) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Illinois’ COVID-19 data: Daily update for September 29, 2020 – Wirepoints September 28, 2020 Daily COVID-19 data update for September 29, 2020. View Comments (312) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. “Fix the problems instead of throwing more money into the bottomless pit that is unreformed Illinois” – Mark on with Mike Flannery September 28, 2020 Mark was on with Mike Flannery of Fox 32 Chicago last week discussing why reforms are needed in Illinois, not a progressive income tax. View Comments (9) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. New CDC Estimates: Fatality Rate For COVID-19 Drops Again And May Surprise You – Wirepoints September 27, 2020 Earlier numbers, which were far more frightening, got extensive press coverage. Very little media attention, however, has gone toward the new numbers. View Comments (27) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter. Illinois tax revenue from wagering dropped 13% in FY 2020 – Quicktake September 25, 2020 Mostly due to the pandemic. View Comments (7) | Add Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Sign me up for the WirePoints newsletter.