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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Record Spending Doesn’t Fix Root Causes

With the increased motor fuel tax taking effect July 1, many citizens in Illinois are experiencing the first impacts to their household budgets as a result of Governor Pritzker’s progressive…


Tuesday, July 2, 2019
New Laws that took effect July 1

Four New Laws Taking Effect on July 1 July 1 marks the first day of the state’s new fiscal year, and in addition to the budget that will govern spending…


Friday, June 28, 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…


Thursday, June 20, 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 14, 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 12, 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 7, 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 4, 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 29, 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 28, 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…