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March 26, 2018WCPT AM 820

Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Jesse Hoyt from Healthy Illinois discussed the #FairTaxNow campaign on the Ben Joravsky Show.

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March 5, 2018Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times Editorial Board

On Feb. 5, Aaron Ortiz appeared before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. We asked him why he’s running for the Democratic nomination in the Illinois House of Representatives in the 1st District.

The Chicago Sun-Times sent the candidates seeking

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March 5, 2018Daily Herald

State Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting an income tax seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Avon Township offices, at 433 E. Washington St. in Round Lake Park. The seminar will feature Carol Portman, president of the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois, and Ralph Martire, executive

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February 28, 2018Chicago Magazine

According to figures from Chicago Cityscape, Logan Square saw the highest number of teardowns last year, with 109 demolition permits issued in 2017. The West Town community area, which includes the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Noble Square, and East Village neighborhoods, came in a close second place

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February 21, 2018NeighborNewsOnline.com

Coverage of CTBA's testimony to Illinois House committee on fixing the state's pension crisis.

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February 21, 2018State Journal Register

In his column, Ralph explains how Gov. Rauner's proposed FY2019 budget actually cuts $547 million from statewide funding for public school classrooms.

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January 21, 2018Peoria Journal Star

Illinois lawmakers are gearing up to start another spring session that will include more attempts to address an issue that has remained stubbornly elusive so far.

What can the state do to rein in the cost of public employee pensions and try to address the $129 billion debt faced by the

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January 14, 2018Chicago Tribune

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday to criticize the GOP's tax overhaul legislation.

"Our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality," Kelly, D-Chicago, told a crowd of 100 gathered at Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson

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January 12, 2018Belleville News-Democrat

As Democratic gubernatorial candidates have crisscrossed the state hoping to gain support ahead of the March 20 primary, they have agreed on one thing: their support for a progressive state income tax. Read what Democratic gubernatorial candidates including J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy and

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January 7, 2018The News Gazette

Like all of his Democratic competitors, Daiber supports a state constitutional amendment allowing the Legislature to replace the current flat state income tax with a progressive income tax that permits higher tax rates on higher levels of income. Under Daiber's proposal, the state would generate

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