Illinois’ budget increased, cumulatively, more than pop+inf in state funds and all funds from 2013-22, meaning taxes are higher than the average taxpayer can afford.

  • The current state funds budget is $38.3 billion higher than it would have been had spending grown at the rate of population growth plus inflation over the past decade.
  • Had the state funds budget grown in line with population growth plus inflation for the last ten years, the state would’ve spent and taxed $105.3 less than it did over that decade.
  • The current all funds budget is $56.9 billion higher than it would have been had spending grown at the rate of population growth plus inflation over the past decade.
  • Had the all funds budget grown in line with population growth plus inflation over the past decade, the state would’ve spent and taxed $150.8 billion less than it did over that decade.