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Illinois congressmen join House colleagues in urging CMS to act on CAR T-cell treatment

Three Illinois congressmen have signed on to a bipartisan effort to urge Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Administrator Seema Verma to act to ensure that patients can access, and hospitals are properly reimbursed, for the chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) treatment in the 2021 fiscal year.

Darren Duncan Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. House candidate for Illinois (district 15), Darren Duncan, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

David Blumenshine Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois house candidate David Blumenshine (district 105), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Tim Arview Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois house candidate Tim Arview (district 117), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Adam Niemerg Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state house candidate, Adam Niemerg (district 109), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

WIC participation in Illinois drops 26.4% over 5 years

The number of Illinois residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 26.4 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Illinois taxed at 7.4% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Illinois are taxed at an effective rate of 7.4 percent, compared to the state’s 12.6 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Chicago has liabilities equaling $37,100 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Chicago ranks 74th for the state of its finances, having $37,100 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Lawrence Oliver Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state house candidate, Lawrence Oliver (district 95), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Illinois estimated at 17.2%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Illinois is 17.2 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Illinois ranks 3rd worst in new economic outlook analysis

Illinois finished 48th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Illinois ranks 36th best on corporate tax study

Illinois finished 36th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Illinois among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Illinois was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Illinois job growth this year projected at 0.5%

Job growth in Illinois is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Alex Walker Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state house candidate, Alex Walker (district 110), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Illinois lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Illinois would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Theresa Raborn Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Illinois, Theresa Raborn (district 2), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

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