Skillicorn Wants Repeal of 2005 Workers Comp Law

A press release from State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn:


East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for State Representative called for repeal of Public Act 094-0277, 2005 workers’ compensation legislation passed into law that has dramatically worsened Illinois’ competitiveness among national employers.

Allen Skillicorn

Allen Skillicorn

Within 24 months of the legislation’s passage, Illinois went from the middle of the pack among fifty states to the fourth most expensive in the nation according to studies by the University of Oregon.

“Illinois is bleeding manufacturing jobs and this law is part of the problem.” Skillicorn continued, “I’ll file legislation to repeal the 2005 Blagojevich Workers’ Compensation Bill on my first day in office. Restoring Illinois’ economy is a bi-partisan issue.”

Allen Skillicorn is a Republican candidate running in the 66th State House District. He faces Paul Serwatka, Dan Wilbrandt and Carolyn Schofield in theMarch 15th Primary.


Skillicorn Wants Repeal of 2005 Workers Comp Law — 7 Comments

  1. As if other Lawmakers have been just ignoring it?

    These fake, attention seeking press releases are getting boring.

  2. Actually Rich Miller discussed how repealing the 2005 PPD hike had bi-partisan support for this last month at the City Club.

    It’s time for Leaders to step up and make bold steps to save the state.

  3. A candidate for office who has not yet been elected to office calling for repeal of an IL statute.

    Be interested in hearing on how his request is being received by his [colleagues] on the legislative floor.

    Cal any feeback from any Reps/senators on this candidate’s demand?

    It must be sending chills in various political circles.

    It is proper for a candidate to say if elected, he will attempt to “repeal” a certain law, but to call for the repeal of a law before you have been (if) elected is “delusional”.

    HELLO, HELLO can anybody hear me, just a little pin prick . . .

    Can you stand up . . stand up . . stand-up I think its working good . . .

    There is no pain its all receding . . . when I was a child I had a fever and my arms felt just like two balloons!

    I _____ have become comfortably numb!

  4. Way to go Allen.

    Way to call for the repeal of one obscure workers’ compensation law as a press release.

    Way to aim for the middle.

  5. Repeal of the Comp Law will accomplish what?

    Without a Constitutional amendment to the State Constitution removing the GUARANTEED public sector pensions AND a guaranteed increase of 3 % percent per year, the outflow of those who can afford to leave the state will continue.

    Now projections show that INCOME TAX in Illinois MUST increase from the current 3.75 % to between 7% and 8 %.

    Local school Boards keep increasing wages for teachers and administrators.

    The County keeps increasing wages for all employees.

    Municipalities keep agreeing to higher wages for all employees.

    The same goes for Fire Districts, Library Boards, Park Districts, etc. etc. etc.

    With all these wage increases, THE ULTIMATE PENSIONS WILL ALSO COST MORE!!!!


    This state keeps losing residents who can afford to leave.

    There are some people moving into the state to pick up the resultant real estate bargains and lower paying jobs.


    Lower tax income for the State and local governments.

    How the #@*! does anyone expect to stop the outflow with legislation that does not address the real problem?

    Where is the petition to change the Constitution?


    There is a related post at:

    “As noted above, it would take at least an 8 percent income tax rate to retire the state’s debt now without any cuts or other tax increases.
    The lack of state aid to colleges and universities will damage the system in the future as enrollments drop. Reports are surfacing that high school counselors are advising students to choose out-of-state colleges.
    Social service agencies and nonprofits have exhausted loans, cut jobs or shut down as payments for mental health, sexual assault, respite care, autism and other services are not being made.
    90 percent of the state’s bills are being paid under order, but in some cases, at last year’s budget level. The problem is that the state is collecting $5 billion less in taxes this year because of the end of the temporary income tax increase.
    In other cases, court orders require Munger to pay “whatever is required” to maintain existing services, she said. That’s like someone stealing your credit card for a shopping spree and you still get the bill, no matter what.
    The departments of human services and health care and family services are projected to spend $1.2 billion more than they did last year.
    Spending $1.2 billion more while collecting $5 billion less in taxes equals $6.2 billion in more debt for all taxpayers.
    If you had $6.2 billion, you could buy both of this year’s Super Bowl teams. You could buy the Willis Tower. You could buy a trip to the moon and back. You could buy all of those things, Munger said, and still have money left.
    Instead, we get the bill. No one’s printing money for Illinois nor waving a magic wand to make the debt disappear.
    The state already has $7 billion in unpaid bills now. By the end of the fiscal year in June, we all will face $10 billion to $12 billion in unpaid bills.”

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