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Friday, July 19th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 20, 2019

FLOOD OF 2019 Push for federal flood recovery assistance.  The heavy rains that fell over Illinois and watershed states in the spring and early summer of 2019 caused significant lost…

Friday, July 12th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending July 13, 2019

GENERAL ASSEMBLY Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens appointed to serve as 20th District State Rep.  At a public meeting on June 29, local, city and suburban leaders across the 20th legislative district…

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending June 29, 2019

CAPITAL PLAN Gov. Pritzker Signs Bipartisan $45 Billion Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan.  Surrounded by lawmakers and representatives from the labor movement, Governor JB Pritzker signed Rebuild Illinois into law on…

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 6/15/19

ABORTION Governor Pritzker approves massive abortion expansion law.  Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Wednesday that will massively expand abortion access in Illinois. Senate Bill 25, the so-called “Reproductive Health Act,”…

Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/25/19

TAXES Democrats advance graduated tax hike legislation.  On Monday evening, the Democrat majority passed a graduated income tax amendment out of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, over Republican objections….

Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/18/19

TAXES House Republicans: A tax increase is not necessary to achieve a balanced FY20 budget.  Illinois House Republicans held a press conference Thursday at the Capitol to reiterate the message…

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/11/19

TAXES Durkin: “We have the money to balance the budget without new taxes.”  On Wednesday, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, along with Deputy Leaders Dan Brady and Tom Demmer, held…

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 5/4/19

TAXES Senate Democrats Advance Massive Tax Increase.  On Wednesday, May 1st, Illinois Senate Democrats passed a graduated tax package out of the Senate that would increase taxes by more than…

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 4/27/19

TAXES House Republicans continue pushback against Pritzker tax hike.  The graduated income tax proposed by Governor JB Pritzker would enable future governors of Illinois and Illinois General Assemblies to enact…

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…