Urge Governor Rauner: Please Veto These Two Terrible Bills
By John Biver   |   07.18.17
Two important pieces of legislation are awaiting Governor Bruce Rauner‘s action — to sign, or to veto — and both bills should be vetoed! For him to do this, he needs to hear from the Illinois’ pro-life and pro-family community.  ...
Unsustainable: Raising Taxes Solves Nothing, Makes Illinois Worse Off
By John Biver   |   07.06.17
The Illinois State House was back in session during the afternoon of July 6th to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a 32 percent permanent tax hike on Illinois families (SB 9). This tax grab also raises the corporate income...
Illinois House Approves Massive Income Tax Increase
By David E. Smith   |   07.03.17
Late Sunday afternoon (July 2nd), the Illinois House passed a massive tax hike for families and businesses. What does that mean for taxpayers? Well, if this proposal isn't vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the personal income tax rate would increase by 32 percent, surging from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and the corporate rate would jump from 5.25 percent to 7 percent. This would enable and fund business as usual. ("Enable" is the key word here...)
Tax Increases, More Spending and ‘A Disaster’ of a Budget for Illinois
By John Biver   |   07.01.17
State government summer re-run season is underway at the Illinois capitol building where both political parties are cooperating to send our state further into the fiscal abyss. Midnight came and went as we closed out the month of June without a budget being signed into law, so Illinois has begun its third straight year without one.
You Can Help Governor Bruce Rauner Pass an Elementary Science Test!
By John Biver   |   06.12.17
Majorities in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly recently flunked the kind of science test that used to be given to grammar school students. The question, which just a few years ago was not controversial, was “can a man...
Big Illinois Government’s Insatiable and Impossible Demands from Taxpayers
By John Biver   |   06.09.17
It’s a sad tale of two cities. The news out of Washington, D.C. this spring is that President Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress plan on cutting taxes. The unsurprising news out of Springfield, Illinois is that General...
Keep The Pressure On Gov. Rauner
By David E. Smith   |   06.05.17
The General Assembly may have adjourned for the summer, but the legislative process is far from finished.  HB 40, which forces taxpayers to pay for Medicaid abortions, must be stopped at the governor’s desk. So, once again, we call your...
Illinois Senate Approves Transgender Birth Certificates — Contact Gov. Rauner!
By David E. Smith   |   06.05.17
HB 1785 passed last week in the House by a vote of 63-32 and late Wednesday it passed in the Illinois Senate by a vote of 32-22. HB 1785 will allow gender-dysphoric persons to falsify their birth certificates, which are both legal and historical documents...
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State Senator McConchie Outlines the Simplicity of the Budget Crisis
By John Biver   |   05.24.17
Two years after the “temporary” income tax expired, rapacious Springfield lawmakers are once again working toward raising our taxes, supposedly in order to solve the state’s fiscal problems. This time they want to raise the state’s income tax from 3.75...
Women Look to Stop the Resurrection of the Equal Rights Amendment [VIDEO]
By Monte Larrick   |   05.23.17
The Equal Rights Amendment is once again before Illinois lawmakers, and if enacted is sure to launch a real war on women.
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