Category: Pat Quinn

Thanks Democrats, Illinois Fails Again: Worst in Midwest for Private Sector Job Creation

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been chronicling all the major failures of the once great state of Illinois and this week we have yet another one. A new tabulation of private sector job creation finds that Illinois created a dismal 500 non-government jobs in 2013 making it the single worst state in the Midwest... Read more »

Quinn Gets an 'F' in New Govs. Report Card

-By Warner Todd Huston Well, looks like Illinois gets another great award proving it to truly be the worst of the worst in all the United States. This time our esteemed governor, Pat Quinn, has been awarded a richly deserved grade of “F” in a new report rating the nation’s governors for how well their... Read more »

Quinn Rewards Cronies As Paying Bills Takes A Backseat

From the Albracht for Senate campaign… WMBD News, Peoria, is reporting that Governor Quinn’s proposed budget includes thousands of dollars of pay raises for constitutional officers; department directors; cabinet positions; members of executive commissions and boards and legislators! If passed, Quinn will see his salary jump $1,600 to $179,100. Members of the Illinois Senate will... Read more »

Ill. House GOP: What We Hope the Governor Says…‏

From the office of Rep. Tom Cross, Ill GOP House Leader… Governor Pat Quinn is giving his State Budget Address on Wednesday. Here is what I hope to hear from him: First and foremost, no more new spending. The Governor is expected to propose $1 billion in new spending – this simply is not acceptable.... Read more »

Bambenek Remarks on Governor Quinn’s Appointee

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Quinn Appoints Another Former Legislator Who Voted, like Frerichs, for Tax Hike CHAMPAIGN, IL (February 17, 2012) — Republican Candidate for the 52nd District State Senate seat John Bambenek released a statement today following the announcement of the appointment of former State Representative Bob... Read more »

Red Light Cameras: Government's 'It's For Public Safety' Lie

-By Warner Todd Huston Red light cameras are a mixed bag across the USA. Big cities love them, small cities increasingly less. But one thing is universal where ever they are tried. The whole thing is about revenue generation, not public safety. Most city administrations try desperately to hide their greed behind hoary claims of... Read more »

Roskam: Charts Show Quinn Tax Hike Failed

-By Rep. Peter Roskam As Gov. Quinn gives his State of the State Address later today, it’s important to consider this past year’s record. The last year has served as a crystal clear example that tax increases did not help Illinois’ economy nor did it help our worsening fiscal crisis. FLASHBACK: January 2011: Gov. Quinn... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute: One Year Anniversary of Illinois' Largest Ever Tax Increase

On the anniversary of Illinois’ income tax increase, the Illinois Policy Institute held a press conference with Tom Cross and Christine Radogno and compiled two videos from the event. This second video is a rebuttal of comments from Gov. Quinn’s spokesperson – who addressed the media immediately following the press conference – done by Ill.... Read more »

Illinois Policy Institute: One year later -- The Illinois income tax hike has failed‏

From the Illinois Policy Institute… “We have some temporary tax increases that are designed to pay our bills, get Illinois back on fiscal sound footing and make sure that our state has a strong economy.” -Gov. Pat Quinn, January 12, 2011 One year after Illinois’ Democratic leaders pushed through a tax hike of record proportions,... Read more »

Another Win for Illinois: Now Worst Debtor State

-By Warner Todd Huston On the same day that it was reported that the checks sent to Illinois lottery winners had bounced, another more serious announcement was made. Moody’s investment service had cut the state’s credit rating from A1 to A2 making the Land of Lincoln the worst state in the union… again. Now Illinois... Read more »