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Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Guest Column: Despite Challenging Session, Some Wins for Conservation

Without a doubt, and without question, this Spring’s legislative Session in the Illinois General Assembly was a challenging one for members of the Super-Minority. Proud to honor commitments I had…

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,”…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation to make Illinois, “Abortion Destination”

Making good on a promise made on the campaign trail, Governor JB Pritzker signed Senate Bill 25 on Wednesday, enacting one of the “most extreme and far-reaching abortion rights expansions…

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Pritzker & Progressives Turn Illinois “Sharply Leftward”

As I reflect on the end of my first Spring Session in the Illinois House, I can’t help but observe the sharp leftward turn Illinois has taken under the leadership…

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Chesney: “Budget Short on Reforms, Fat on Wasteful Spending”

State Representative Andrew Chesney voted NO on a package of bills which enacted a State Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 while doubling the state’s motor fuel tax as well as…

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Chesney Votes to Protect 2nd Amendment Rights

Opposes Bill to Collect Bio-Metric Data of 25% of Residents State Representative Andrew Chesney voted to protect 2nd Amendment Rights by opposing Senate Bill 1966, an omnibus bill requiring Firearm…

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Removing All Rights for the Unborn is Next “Priority” Addressed by House Democrats

The day after passing a Constitutional Amendment aimed at raising $3.4 billion in new taxes, Illinois House Democrats next prioritized removing all Constitutional rights from the unborn as their next…

Monday, May 27th, 2019
With Huge Memorial Day Sales Pitch, Illinois Democrats Pass Progressive Tax Blowout

With a huge Memorial Day sales pitch, Illinois Democrats passed a progressive tax blowout along partisan lines, with no Republicans supporting their tax-and-spend scheme pushed forward while most Illinoisans enjoyed…

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….

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Chesney Opposes Legislation to Extend Voting Rights to Non-Citizens in Illinois

State Representative Andrew Chesney spoke out against a proposal passed in the Illinois House on Friday to extend voting rights to non-citizen student trustees in Illinois. “By the sponsor’s own…

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