Friday, April 12th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 4/13/19

TAXES Democrats advance tax hike in state Senate.  Language to amend the state Constitution and enable a $3.4-billion tax hike on middle-income families and businesses was approved by Democratic state…

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 04/06/19

TAXES House Republicans Renew Opposition to Pritzker’s Tax Hike.  In a Capitol press conference on Tuesday, State Representatives Grant Wehrli, Mark Batinick and Jeff Keicher renewed their opposition to Illinois…

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 03/30/19

CHICAGO McAuliffe Files Legislation Prohibiting Film Tax Credit for Employers of Jussie Smollett.  In response to the surprising decision by prosecutors to drop the case against Chicago actor Jussie Smollett,…

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 03/23/19

DOWNSTATE Push to reopen minimum-security unit within Tamms Correctional Center. The 700-bed facility, which contains a minimum-security work camp, used to support hundreds of jobs in economically-challenged Alexander County in…

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 3/16/19

TAXES Tax Foundation finds Pritzker tax proposal would have devastating effect on Illinois economy.  Illinois, which is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation in terms of sales…

Friday, March 8th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 3/9/19

TAXES Gov. Pritzker proposes a $3.4 billion tax hike on Illinois families and businesses.  On Thursday, March 7, Governor J.B. Pritzker finally unveiled his plan for a graduated income tax…

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 3/2/19

TAXES House Republicans File Resolution Opposing Gov. Pritzker’s Unfair Tax.  This week,Illinois House Republicans filed House Resolution 153, which states unified opposition to Governor Pritzker’s plan to tax small businesses…

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Week in Review for Week Ending 2/23/19

BUDGET Gov. Pritzker’s Tax, Borrow & Spend Budget More of the Same Failed Democratic Playbook.  Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget and State of the State Address to a…

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Week in Review for Week Ending 2/16/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Representative Bourne leads appointment of new Legislative Inspector General.  Rep. Avery Bourne led a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in the selection of a person with trusted legal…

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 2/8/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Illinois House committees hold first hearings of new session.  Much of the session work of this week was spent in organizing the 39 standing committees of the Illinois…

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