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Friday, March 15, 2019
Chesney Guest Column: Budget Process Begins in Springfield

As a freshman legislator in Springfield, I am experiencing a lot of “firsts”. The past few weeks have been the first state budgeting process I have been through.  As a…


Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Chesney Moves Legislation about Deer Disease

Increases Transparency in Chronic Waste Management Program State Representative Andrew Chesney passed legislation through the Agriculture & Conservation Committee on Tuesday to increase the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR)…


Friday, March 8, 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 1, 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…


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,…