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Heart Of The Matter: How Democrats' Tax Hike Hurts Families

Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed a state budget that increased income taxes 32%, extends the sales tax to services that hadn’t been taxes before, like dry cleaning, cable TV and The Cloud. It also raised the Corporate Tax rate 35%. While the budget increased taxes, it made no reforms to state government. Illinois families are already paying the highest property taxes in the nation. What does this tax hike mean for them? 


Heart Of The Matter: It's For The Kids

In Upstream Ideas' 'Heart of the Matter,' Jodi Carroll, a wife and mother of three, discusses the direct impact local government policies and actions have on our families and everyday lives. In this episode, how do school referendums and other property tax increases hurt families and cause home values to decline?