Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision

A good article from the Opinion page of the Pioneer Press- Roger Taxing ‘the rich’ isn’t enough. We need longer vision Pioneer Press Updated: 07/01/2011 08:09:19 PM CDT http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_18393926 What we have here is a failure to compromise. Much of the state budget could have been passed, but the governor chose not to get those […]

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Attempting to Reach a Solution

Dear Friends, I am in meetings at the Capitol today as we attempt to get a budget solution in place before the fiscal year ends at midnight, preventing a government shutdown from starting tomorrow. The governor must call a special session in order for us to pass the bills necessary to keep government operating past […]

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Mobile Millionaires

Wall Street Journal March 12, 2010 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703976804575114241782001262.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h Income tax rates go up, rich taxpayers vanish. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is the latest Democrat to demand a tax increase, this week proposing to raise the state’s top marginal individual income tax rate to 4% from 3%. He’d better hope this works out better than it has […]

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