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Institute CEO John Tillman responds to Quinn's "State of the State" (video)
Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman responds to Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State address. Tillman argues that revenue increases must come not from tax rate hikes but from economic growth. Streamlined regulations and open markets allow for competition, innovation, job creation, and ultimately, more revenue, despite lower tax rates. He calls for structural reforms to state employee pensions, healthcare spending, and education, reforms which will help the state escape its fiscal tailspin and improve the lives of its residents.