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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Thoughts on Minimum Wage Increase

Can rural America be saved? This was a question posed by the New York Times a few months ago in December as well as in umpteen other articles since the…


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Chesney Opposes Progressive Income Tax

State Representative Andrew Chesney signed on as a co-sponsor of House Resolution 153 this week – legislation opposing Constitutional changes creating a progressive income tax in Illinois. “Illinoisans are overtaxed…


Friday, February 22, 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…


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Pritzker Budget Address Reaction: Chesney says Illinois, “needs more Growth, not more Government”

State Representative Andrew Chesney reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address today by saying Illinois needs, “more growth, not more government.” “Illinois is losing population and, unfortunately, what we heard…


Friday, February 15, 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 15, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Support Fair Maps for lasting Government Reform

With the major topic of a $15/hour minimum wage dominating news cycles this week, I am planning a more extensive column next week on that topic and its effects, however,…


Thursday, February 14, 2019
Chesney Opposes Minimum Wage Increase, “No wage will be high enough if jobs are siphoned over our borders”

State Representative Andrew Chesney issued the following statement following today’s vote to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $15/hour by 2025: “We live near Wisconsin and near Iowa in…


Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Chesney named to important House Committees, including Agriculture & Conservation

State Representative Andrew Chesney announced he has been appointed to the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee in addition to five committees and two subcommittee announced earlier in the week. “I…


Friday, February 8, 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…


Friday, February 1, 2019
Week in Review for week ending 2/2/19

GENERAL ASSEMBLY House Republicans oppose Madigan’s Rules.  One of the first legislative actions of the Illinois House in the 101st General Assembly occurred this week, with the consideration and adoption…