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Jim Houlihan
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by Angela Caputo
Mon Mar 29, 2010

The Sales Tax Stampede

Earlier this month, Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan jumped into the ongoing state budget debate to highlight an important point that lawmakers often gloss over. By not taxing services, Illinois' outdated tax system all but ignores the fastest growing segment of the state's economy. It's a reality that states across the nation are beginning to face up to, the New York Times reported over the weekend.

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by Josh Kalven
Mon Mar 8, 2010

Houlihan On The "Missing Part" Of The Budget Debate

After Moody's more-or-less endorsed the idea of expanding the Illinois sales tax to include more services, outgoing Cook Co.