Posts tagged "Springfield"

Holding the Line on Spending, Driving Cuts

From the office of Illinois GOP House Minority Leader Tom Cross… As we wrapped up the regular spring legislative session this week, Illinois House Republicans drove the General Assembly to a balanced budget by only allowing the Governor to spend money that we estimate we will receive in revenues next year. That number is $33.2... Read more »

Ill. Democrat Assaults Fellow Senator On Floor of Senate!

-By Warner Todd Huston Apparently, when anyone dares question an Illinois Democrat he gets violent… even if he’s a state senator and he’s right on the floor of the senate itself. 51st District Senator Kyle McCarter (R- Lebanon) objected during the debate today about the ComEd utility legislation the Democrats were pushing. His fellow Senator,... Read more »

Redistricting: Democrat Infested Ill. LegisSLAYture Kills Will of the Voter

-By Warner Todd Huston One of the worst aspects of American politics is the often blatantly partisan process of redistricting and Illinois has just clocked in with one of the worst examples in recent memory. Illinois Democrats just finished their effort to redistrict the state and have proven that the will of the voters is... Read more »

Illinois GOP Betray Own Platform

-By Warner Todd Huston With the latest three votes, the Illinois GOP has shown itself to be little else but Democrat lite and has shown that even planks in its own platform are meaningless when it comes to voting time. The last Illinois Republican Party platform was produced and approved in 2008 (See .pdf here)... Read more »

Illinois Legislature Passes DREAM Act Giving Illegals Free College Education

-By Warner Todd Huston In a 61-53 vote in the Illinois House, an Illinois version of the DREAM Act (SB2185) has been passed and will be signed into law by accidental Governor Pat Quinn. The Illinois DREAM Act will provide free money for the children of illegal immigrants to go to state colleges and universities.... Read more »

Dems Deny Vote on Fair Map Proposal; Shun Public Input in Favor of Partisan Map

From the office of Ill. GOP Minority House Leader Tom Cross… In a stunning reversal of their oft-repeated pledge to lead an open and transparent redistricting process, House and Senate Democrats introduced a brand new partisan legislative map late yesterday which was different from the one publicly released last week. This bait-and-switch follows weeks of... Read more »

Democrat's Redistricting Plan: 'A Disgraceful Insult to the 12.8 Million People of Illinois'

-By Warner Todd Huston The Democrats Party of Illinois has released its plans to destroy the current districts and instead dish up a mangled, contorted mess of a redistricting plan meant only to erode every GOP stronghold in the state. Why did the Illinois Democrats feel so threatened in a state that seems solidly Democrat... Read more »

Blame (Republican) SB35 Opponents for Illinois DREAM Act Passage

-By Doug Ibendahl “The decay of the Soviet experiment should come as no surprise to us. Wherever the comparisons have been made between free and closed societies — West Germany and East Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, Malaysia and Vietnam — it is the democratic countries that are prosperous and responsive to the needs of their... Read more »

Pension Reform in Illinois: A Hard Job That Springfield Wants to Ignore

-By Warner Todd Huston Americans for Prosperity – Illinois has launched an effort to goad our lawmakers in Springfield to tackle the single most vexing problem the state faces: pension obligations. AFP has launched a website called “Fix Illinois Pensions Now” to help inform and empower voters so that they might encourage their representatives to... Read more »

House Redistricting Hearings Underway Around State

From the office of Tom Cross, Ill. GOP leader… A series of public hearings on the redrawing of Illinois House district boundaries are underway this week, including today in Aurora, East St. Louis and Elgin (see below for a list of locations, dates and times). The hearings will provide residents with a platform to provide... Read more »