Saving 5% in Illinois Sales Tax is huge. Governor Pat Quinn's Tax-Holiday just might be an ironic and game-changing moment in the Governor's Race. The sweet irony happens because a Democrat in a tax-happy Illinois government is doing exactly what Republicans generally beg for - and then raise taxes anyway.
Governor Pat Quinn might want to consider a general Illinois tax holiday to 'spark' business, after all of the retail outlets in Illinois sing High Hozannas to Pat Quinn after the August 15th Back-to-school Holiday. If not, Governor Quinn should use the Holiday to his advantage.
As of this moment Bill Brady has about 4.7% lead over Governor Quinn -
Poll Date Sample Brady (R) Quinn (D) Spread
RCP Average 5/3 - 7/26 -- 39.0 34.3 Brady +4.7
Rasmussen Reports 7/26 - 7/26 750 LV 44 37 Brady +7
PPP (D) 6/12 - 6/13 552 LV 34 30 Brady +4
R2000/Daily Kos (D)** 5/3 - 5/5 600 LV 39 36 Brady +3
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Realclear Politcs -
Welcome to TaxHoliday.Illinois.gov, a place where you can learn more about Illinois’ first-ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.
Back-to-school shopping can be expensive. But, thanks to a new state program, from August 6-15, it will be a little bit less costly in Illinois.
It is important that our students have the supplies they need to start the year off right. I want all parents to know that this sales tax holiday can help prepare their children for class without breaking the bank. With the Illinois State Sales Tax Holiday, parents and stores throughout our state should enjoy a much-needed and well-deserved economic boost.
I hope that you’ll take a moment here to find out all the special ways you can save on clothing and school supplies in the coming days.
Governor Pat Quinn