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Illinois has the Twenty-First Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

Illinois’s state and local tax burden (tax collections divided by private sector personal income) was the twenty-first highest in the nation for FY 2016 at 14.4 percent—or 1 percent above the national average of 14.3 percent.
// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Illinois collected $70.5 billion in state and local taxes—or $5,491 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impre…

Illinois’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Eleventh “Most Productive” in 2016

// There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s state and local government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their …

United Van Lines Migration Data Shows Taxes Matter

// Obviously, we love data here at Key Policy Data. Before the internet age, most data come from the official bean counters at the Census Bure…

Illinois had a Shrinking Population in 2015

According to the most recent state and county population data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as shown in Chart 1, Illinois had a shrinking population in 2015 and, corresponding…

Illinois is the Second Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

  Please share Infographic (right click, "save image as")   In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” a…

Illinois’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Second “Most Productive” in 2013

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to…

Illinois has the Eighth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Illinois collected $69.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the ave…

Illinois Taxpayers Flee to Greener Pastures

Recently, Wendy and I wrote a study on the flight of Illinois taxpayers to greener pastures called "Policy Lessons From Illinois' Exodus of People and Money" (pdf) for the Il…

Illinois’s Government Workforce is the Twentieth “Most Productive” in 2012

There are two major elements to look at when examining a state’s government workforce—the number of employees and the level of their pay. Each element is measured relative to the …

Illinois has the Fifteenth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2011

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, Illinois collected $59.5 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the ave…