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Midwestern farmers may stand to lose billions in trade war

ANKENY, Iowa (Heartland Newsfeed) — Midwestern farmers may expect to lose billions of dollars this year should the trade war continue to escalate between the United States and China. The country imposed $50 billion in tariffs on American exports of soybeans and additional agricultural products Friday in retaliation to tariffs imposed in the States More...

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By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Bank of Springfield Center and SMEAA — a massive drain on taxpayers

(Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Policy Institute published a story Tuesday regarding the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) and the damning debt that Springfield taxpayers More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Caucus leaders narrow budget gap as deadline nears SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers say they are on track to have a balanced full-year budget before the More...

By Ethan Slyder On Monday, May 28th, 2018

New Hampshire principal drops “F” bomb on Gov. Sununu

CONCORD, N.H. (Heartland Newsfeed) — On Monday, John Shea, incoming principal of Somersworth High School gave an “F” rating to Gov. Chris Sununu (R-New Hampshire) in an op-ed to Sea Coast Media More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, May 28th, 2018

Fiscal bind may lead to police and fire layoffs in Decatur

Reductions in state subsidies are one reason for Decatur’s predicament, but long-running pension woes are an even larger source of pain. Decatur may soon have to shed police and fire personnel – a concern local More...

By Illinois News Network On Saturday, April 21st, 2018

McCALEB OP-ED: Collapse of Harvey’s finances signals what’s to come across Illinois

(Illinois News Network) — The unfolding fiscal crisis in south suburban Harvey should send shivers down the spines of public employees and retirees across Illinois. It also should give pause to taxpayers, More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Why your tax break isn’t bigger

It’s everyone’s least favorite time of year again – tax season – which means millions of middle class Americans have spent the last few weeks stressed over their family’s financial health. As they More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Illinois legislature considering allowing tax bills to be paid with cryptocurrency

A recent topic of discussion in the Illinois House may become a point of discussion in next week’s scheduled hearing of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, slated for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. What More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Bourne proposes legislation to repeal the estate tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Agriculture runs deep in our American heritage and has been a key component of our state’s history. Illinois, with over 72,000 farms that cover 27 million acres, is an More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Litchfield ponders 12-year extension of TIF District 1

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — With four years remaining on the current tax increment fund (TIF) in District 1, the City of Litchfield presented their case to fellow taxing bodies as to why this district More...