TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

Wisconsin Governor Walker to Illinois Businesses After State Tax Hike Vote: ‘Escape to Wisconsin’

Wed January 12 2011 6:42 pm
Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

Escape to Wisconsin
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker displays an ‘Escape to Wisconsin’ bumper sticker, initially designed for vacationers, to attract businesses from Illinois (Fox News “Your World w/ Neil Cavuto).

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is encouraging Illinois businesses to escape from Illinois after lawmakers in Springfield approved a 67 percent income tax increase and a 46 percent increase in corporate taxes.

Governor Walker has proposed tax cuts on small businesses in Wisconsin and those that move to the state before. Now he says those measures and others, and the tax news from Illinois, will make Wisconsin an enticing place to do business. Gov. Walker specifically targeted companies in Illinois. On “Your World w/ Neil Cavuto” on Fox News, which was Governor Walker’s first television interview since his inauguration, the Republican governor jubilantly pulled out an old Wisconsin advertising campaign bumper sticker that targeted Illinois with an “Escape to Wisconsin” slogan. Walker says he is renewing that old call to vacationers for Illinois businesses. He discussed a plan to give new businesses a break for two years if they move into Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says to Illinois businesses, “You are welcome here. Our talented work force stands ready to help you grow and prosper.” He added that Governor Quinn made the governors of Illinois and Indiana the happiest men in America today.

Merely throwing tax dollars at a broken system, without overhauling the expense side of the ledger, compounds the problem and undermines the financial recovery for every business and citizen in our state.”
— William Brodsky, chief executive of CBOE Holdings Inc. (the securities exchange Chicago Board Options Exchange)

But Governor Pat Quinn congratulated fellow Democrats hours earlier in the day after the Illinois Senate and House voted 30-29 for a major income tax increase without a single Republican with a ‘Yes’ vote.

Quinn smiled and shook hands on the floor of the Senate around 1:30 a.m. rushing the vote before the new session, and after the Senate for the bill, which will raise the personal income tax-rate of Illinois residents by 67 percent (3% to 5%) and the income tax rate of businesses by 46 percent (4.8% to 7%).

Rep. David Miller (D-Lynwood) was transported out of the Illinois Senate chamber on a paramedic stretcher and transported to a hospital after collapsing during debate on the income tax increase bill lasted past midnight.

Miller’s district — the 29th District — since 2002 includes parts of Burnham, Calumet City, Chicago, Dolton, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, South Holland and Thornton. The 29th District is just southwest of the 34th District — the location of the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, 12600 South Torrence Avenue in Chicago.

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Tags: , , , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 15.1F, Clear - 2:11 AM CST Jan. 22
    Temperature: 15.1°F | Humidity: 62% | Pressure: 30.33in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 0mph
  • Tuesday Night as of Jan. 21 8:35 PM CST
    Tuesday Night - Rain in the evening, then light rain likely and a chance of light snow after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Inland, gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Near the lake, gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation […]
  • Rest of Tonight as of Jan. 21 8:35 PM CST
    Rest of Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Lows 9 to 13 above. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Tuesday as of Jan. 21 8:35 PM CST
    Tuesday - Slight chance of light freezing rain and light snow in the morning, then light freezing rain, light rain, chance of light snow and light sleet in the afternoon. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Blustery. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 15 […]
  • Winter Weather Advisory - Expires: 6:00 PM CST
    Winter Weather Advisory for Cook County in effect until 6:00 PM CST on January 22, 2019