The Leaflet: Will the Last Taxpayer in Illinois Please Turn Out the Lights

Published November 1, 2020

Will the Last Taxpayer in Illinois Please Turn Out the Lights: An Economic Assessment of the Illinois ‘Fair Tax’

Acclaimed economists Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Erwin Antoni provide an economic analysis of the proposed state constitutional amendment that would change the Illinois state income tax from a flat tax to a graduated income tax. Overall, it would have significant negative effects on the state’s economy and would be one of the largest tax increases on small and large businesses imposed in any state over the past two decades. Read the Policy Report.


Additionally, Heartland created a 15-minute highlight reel from the press briefing. Watch Here.


Ill Literacy, Episode XVI: Supreme Disorder (Guest: Ilya Shapiro)

Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by the CATO Institute’s Ilya Shapiro to discuss his new book, Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court. They discuss Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation, how politics has always intruded on the SCOTUS nomination process, and they provide a brief history of noteworthy nomination battles. They also address why the process has become so explosive in the past four decades, as well as ways this could be remedied. Listen Now.  


Latest Bullying and School Violence Survey Shows Nevada Students Need Child Safety Accounts 

In his latest Research & Commentary, Tim Benson, reviews the results of the biennial Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report shows that 14.6 percent of Nevada high school students were bullied in 2019, emphasizing the Silver State’s need for child safety accounts. Read full R&C here. 


COVID-19 State-Specific Economic Response Consulting 

Are you searching for help with state-specific solutions to undo the damage wrought by governor’s executive orders and excessive lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic? Contact State Government Relations Manager Samantha Fillmore to learn more about solutions for economic reopening in your state. 


Climate at a Glance Website 

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Climate Realism Website

Do you need a one-stop-shop that provides true &transparent climate news without the infusion of climate alarmism courtesy of the mainstream media? Bookmark this too:


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