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House GOP: Unexpected revenue means no new taxes needed House GOP: Unexpected revenue means no new taxes needed

House GOP: Unexpected revenue means no new taxes needed

One day after lawmakers learned the state collected $1.5 billion more in tax revenue than was expected in April, House Republican leadership argued Wednesday that the good news is proof that new taxes are not needed to right the state’s financial ship.  “We now have the money to balance the budget with no new taxes, no tax increases," House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) said.

Coalition warns of ‘commercialization’ of marijuana Coalition warns of ‘commercialization’ of marijuana

Coalition warns of ‘commercialization’ of marijuana

A coalition opposed to recreational marijuana legalization shared concerns about public safety effects they say will result if the measure before the Illinois Senate becomes law. The Smart Approach to Marijuana coalition, which spoke at an Illinois Statehouse news conference Wednesday, included police chiefs, sheriffs, representatives of the NAACP, the Catholic Conference of Illinois and other...
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