Ted talked with Tom Miller on Newsradio WJPF all about Illinois’ demographic collapse earlier this week.
Ted pointed out that Illinois is in the middle of a demographic storm. Residents are leaving the state in record numbers. The number of Americans moving into Illinois has hit new lows. Net foreign immigration has fallen by half. And the number of births has dropped by more than 20 percent.
Illinois is shrinking while its neighbors are growing. And the lesson to take from that is clear: Illinois should stop practicing its high-tax, can-kick policies and embrace the big reforms its neighbors are doing.
Read more about Illinois’ out-migration problem and its larger demographic decline:
- Illinois’ demographic collapse: fewer immigrants, fewer babies and fleeing residents – Wirepoints Special Report
- Neighbors improve on migration numbers while Illinois worsens
- New U.S. Census data: Shrinking Illinois loses population 5 years in a row
- Illinois a national outlier when it comes to losing residents