The 2011 income-tax hike was supposed to address the state’s unpaid bills and ailing government-worker pensions; but five years and $31 billion in additional revenues later, Illinois’ unpaid bills are back up to 2011 levels, and the state’s government-worker pension debt has soared to $111 billion.

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Bob Oriole Park
4 years ago

The figure for state pension shortfall ignores OPEB which was ruled to have the same protection as pension benefits. That’s another 60 billion dollars right there.

Bruce
4 years ago

Is there any indication the General Assembly in Springfield even knows how to cut something or are tax hikes the solution to every problem?