Taxing Hiding Senators

By: Kristin Burke Email
By: Kristin Burke Email

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- As Illinois becomes a haven for Democrats on the run.

Some Northern Illinois Senators think the legislators should be taxed for the time they spend in the Land of Lincoln.

Republican State Rep. Mike Tryon of Crystal Lake says he plans to introduce a measure to the legislature to tax the Wisconsin senators for their time working in Illinois.

The 14 democrats have been spotted several times in the Stateline over the last week after fleeing the badger state to stall a vote that would strip unions collective bargaining rights. Senator Dave Syverson says the issue is an interesting one, but says he isn’t sure if their actions are taxable.

Senator Dave Syverson said, “There has been a precedent set, we do have laws in Illinois that do say if you are going to conduct business in Illinois you need to pay taxes in Illinois so if we follow the letter of the law there is a precedent there that taxes would be made."

Syverson says rather than taxes we should probably thank the senators for spending time and money here and then encourage them to go home and solve the problems


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  • by DB Location: Rockford on Feb 28, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    do we really think Repubs wouldn't do the same if they were in the same position? Look at their obstruction on the federal level. Hypocrites...
  • by Darb on Feb 28, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Only in illinois would an idiot tax these guys. Come on! Stop taxing everything morons. What an idiot.
  • by Chet Location: Rockford, Il on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    By not showing up for work and without a legitimate excuse, shouldn't it be considered job abandonment?
  • by bob Location: wisconsin on Feb 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    I have worked in illinois for 17 years and all my state income taxes are paid to wisconsin and if I am laided off I collect wisconsin unemployment.
  • by Illinois Viewer Location: Rockford on Feb 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    By not showing up for work in Wisconsin, they are interfering with the due process of government, THAT'S A FEDERAL OFFENSE. Sounds like treason to me. Maybe they need to start impeachment process against them for dereliction of duty and malfeasance. At least have a judge order them back to work in WISCONSIN and slap a huge fine on them for preventing government from performing it's function.
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