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...
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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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Anti-Baby Bill Passes Senate! Contact Gov. Rauner!
By Kathy Valente   |   05.14.17
This afternoon, HB 40 passed in the Illinois State Senate by a vote of 33-22. Thirty votes are needed for passage in the Illinois Senate. This bill was passed with a party-line vote by the Democratic majority without one Republican vote, and four Democrats not voting on this controversial proposal.
‘Taxpayer Bargain’ Budget Puts Taxpayers First
By John Biver   |   05.09.17
Editor’s note: Since the op ed below was first drafted, the authors have introduced their proposal in a series of bills to be considered by the state senate. By State Sens. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) and Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) For...
Steve Rauschenberger: There is Too Little Interest in Addressing the State’s Budget Fundamentals
By John Biver   |   05.04.17
A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk with former state Senator Steve Rauschenberger, an old friend and former boss. When I first met him during his first campaign back in 1992, the political operative I was...
Republicans in the Illinois Senate Want to Increase the Size of Illinois Government and Your Taxes
By John Biver   |   05.01.17
Have you heard about the “Grand Bargain” that has been travelling the bumpy road of the legislative process in Springfield during this General Assembly session? Not surprisingly, it is neither a bargain nor grand for taxpayers. Illinois Senate Minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) has been (or was?) working with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) for a few months on trying to craft a budget that can pass.
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Anti-Baby Bill Passes in Illinois House
By Kathy Valente   |   04.26.17
How did they vote? After passionate testimony from both sides, HB 40 passed by a vote of 62-55 yesterday afternoon. Sixty votes are needed for passage. This proposal for taxpayer funding of abortion will now proceed to the Illinois Senate...
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Leftist “Illinois Women March on Springfield”
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.25.17
If there were laws requiring truth in political advertising, today’s evasively-named “Illinois Women March on Springfield” would be called “Illinois Feminists’ Jackbooted March for Womb-Killing and Sexual Perversity.” “Progressive” feminists will be stomping into Springfield later today lobbying...
IL Lawmakers Gather for Prayer as Key Bills Go to a Vote
By Monte Larrick   |   04.25.17
Lawmakers and faith leaders are touting the power of prayer in keeping Illinois safe from a legislative agenda that could be a major roadblock to the state's turnaround.
Senators McCarter and McConchie Provide a Sign of Life in the General Assembly
By John Biver   |   04.24.17
There is little doubt that many Illinois citizens tune out their state’s political and governmental news because like any soap opera, the characters may change, but the basic drama remains the same. The plot hasn’t advanced much since Governor Bruce...
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