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Teachers call for raising salary cap Teachers call for raising salary cap

Teachers call for raising salary cap

The state’s largest teachers union on Wednesday called on Illinois lawmakers to lift a state-imposed cap on the size of pay raises they can receive, saying the current 3-percent cap is driving many teachers out of the state. The 3-percent cap was imposed last year as a way to hold down the state’s share of the cost of funding teacher pensions.
House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax

House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax

House Republicans on Wednesday repeated their opposition to a graduated income tax amendment touted by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. In the fourth news conference in as many weeks, a group of mostly freshmen representatives spoke of alternatives to a graduated tax such as pension reforms, and increased investment in education and pro-business measures.
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