I participated last week in the large Save Our State rally calling for Illinois budget that covers the state's needs. Called by the unions of the public sector, including the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the coalition behind the rally is calling for an increase in the state income tax from 3 to 5% and a slight increase to the corporate tax. My own view is that we need an ongoing campaign and not just one rally. But it's a start.
Oregon passed a bill that taxed the wealthy to fill the state's budget gap. If they can do it, why can't we?