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    Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Topinka says this is extremely disappointing, since a year ago, the state sharply increased income taxes (by 67 percent) and corporate taxes.“After the largest tax hike in our history, the state continues to be in this precarious fiscal position with persistent payment delays, and frankly, the situation is unlikely to significantly improve in the near term,” she said.
    Some state officials say the solution is more borrowing to pay the bills, but Topinka says the solution is to cut spending.
    Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse « CBS Chicago
    Huge tax hikes, no real cuts... and shock when the problems get worse. Hmmm... sound damned familiar doesn't it?
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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    The article does not say the problems got worse.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse « CBS Chicago
    Huge tax hikes, no real cuts... and shock when the problems get worse. Hmmm... sound damned familiar doesn't it?

    Help meeee!!!!

    Our state legislature is solidly Democratic...has been forever...we're sooooo scrood.
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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The article does not say the problems got worse.
    Mr V didnt title it CBS did : "Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse"

    He wasnt being partisan, he was just giving the CBS headline. Sheesh

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Mr V didnt title it CBS did : "Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse"

    He wasnt being partisan, he was just giving the CBS headline. Sheesh
    I know the title says it. But I read the article and it doesn't actually say the problems got worse, it said things were still bad. "Still bad" is not "got worse," so either the article writer has left something out or his title is a bad one.

    Neither would be surprising.

    At no point did I say that MrV was being partisan. I didn't even mention MrV or respond to him directly.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, officially, the state has a backlog of more than $4.25 billion in unpaid bills
    But Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says when one factors in other bills, the figure is closer to around $8.5 billion.
    Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse « CBS Chicago
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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Yes, that part was in the article.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post

    Help meeee!!!!

    Our state legislature is solidly Democratic...has been forever...we're sooooo scrood.
    No kidding. I have watched at least 15 businesses go under last year due to payments from the sate being put on hold. Some were good size companies that were relied on by many people. I guess the hardest to watch is the facilities that take care of the mentally handicapped. Not sure where these people will go? A big problem in the city I live in is people are leaving in droves. Can not say for sure if they are leaving the state, but I assume they are as I believe our tax base is shrinking.

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    No kidding. I have watched at least 15 businesses go under last year due to payments from the sate being put on hold. Some were good size companies that were relied on by many people. I guess the hardest to watch is the facilities that take care of the mentally handicapped. Not sure where these people will go? A big problem in the city I live in is people are leaving in droves. Can not say for sure if they are leaving the state, but I assume they are as I believe our tax base is shrinking.
    so these businesses werent in any financial trouble before the last state elections?
    you mean to say, the state was successfully keeping these businesses afloat until the tax increases were put on par with neighboring states?

    if its anything like the faciities in my area, the management was seeing increases of 6 to 10% yearly while the rest had their wages frozen. i know for sure that two of the nursing homes facilities in my area had managers that were making in excess of 150K in an area where the avg 4 person household was about 35K.

    i certainly dont defend any increase in taxation, but there is more to it more than "those damn democrats are breaking the bank by taxing businesses". this has been going on for years and yet people keep re-electing the same jerks to office.
    U of I president makes 7 figures and doesnt miss a pay raise, while discussions are being held to decide which of the teaching staff gets the boot.
    i hear cries of how there are no longer skill tradesmen and all the while schools are dropping building trades etc. to meet budget demands.

    IMO, people may be leaving the city in droves, but its because their businesses made the decision to leave them and jump the border for cheap labor.
    which bring me to a question.. why have a business in an environment where the cost of living is twice that of an hour or so down state?(referring to chicago, etc.) that alone is the first nail in the coffin.

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    Re: Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    so these businesses werent in any financial trouble before the last state elections?
    you mean to say, the state was successfully keeping these businesses afloat until the tax increases were put on par with neighboring states?

    if its anything like the faciities in my area, the management was seeing increases of 6 to 10% yearly while the rest had their wages frozen. i know for sure that two of the nursing homes facilities in my area had managers that were making in excess of 150K in an area where the avg 4 person household was about 35K.

    i certainly dont defend any increase in taxation, but there is more to it more than "those damn democrats are breaking the bank by taxing businesses". this has been going on for years and yet people keep re-electing the same jerks to office.
    U of I president makes 7 figures and doesnt miss a pay raise, while discussions are being held to decide which of the teaching staff gets the boot.
    i hear cries of how there are no longer skill tradesmen and all the while schools are dropping building trades etc. to meet budget demands.

    IMO, people may be leaving the city in droves, but its because their businesses made the decision to leave them and jump the border for cheap labor.
    which bring me to a question.. why have a business in an environment where the cost of living is twice that of an hour or so down state?(referring to chicago, etc.) that alone is the first nail in the coffin.
    btw, i dont mean to imply you were soley blaming the democrat heavy state admin.(which ill be the first to say they stink as bad as any other)
    im unable to edit the post itself to remove the implication.

    do you know they are stripping and redoing parts of the capitol? 150million, yet there as you note there are facilities closing that cant get funding. theyre completely out of touch..

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