Illinois Family Institute Believes Rauner Betrayed Voters by Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Abortions

From the Illinois Family Institute: Rauner Signs Democrat Bill Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortion Written by Laurie Higgins Governor Bruce Rauner has stabbed conservatives in the back—again. But much worse, he has ensured that thousands more babies will be killed in the … Continue reading

Comparing Property Tax Relief Mandated in the 1973 State Aid to Ed Law with How This Year’s Law Addressed Real Estate Taxes

In 1973, my first year in the Illinois House of Representatives, State Rep. Gene Hoffman, a high school teachers from DuPage County, passed the Resource Equalizer State Aid to Education law. It included property tax relief. It had some exceptions, … Continue reading

From Property Tax Freeze to Need to Get 10% of Registered Voters to Sign a Petition for a Tax Cut Referendum in High Tax School Districts

When Governor Bruce Rauner ran for office, he promoted a permanent real estate tax freeze. He said he would not sign a tax high bill unless it included a four-year property tax freeze. When the Democrats 32% income tax hike … Continue reading

State Aid To Education Bill Signing Statements

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner signs historic education funding reform bill Compromise legislation includes equitable funding for districts, more school choice for families CHICAGO (Aug. 31, 2017) – Flanked by school children and legislative leaders, Gov. … Continue reading

Rauner Comments on House Passage of State Aid to Education Bill, Roll Call

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner’s statement after House vote Rauner issued the following statement after the House vote: “Today, members of the Illinois House of Representatives voted to bring historic education reform to Illinois children and their families. “I want … Continue reading

Governor Vetoes Non-Referendum Annexation Power for Fire Protection Districts

In years past the Village of Lakewood was provided fire protection services by the Woodstock Fire Protection District. At that time, if Lakewood residents passed a referendum, its properties could have been annexed to the Woodstock FPD. This past legislative … Continue reading

GOP Legislators Urge Rauner to Veto Sanctuary State Bill

From the follwoing Republican legislators: Representative Allen Skillicorn, Representative David Allen Welter, Representative John Cabello, Representative Tom Morrison, Senator Kyle McCarter, and Senator Jim Oberweis all urge Governor Bruce Rauner to veto the Sanctuary State Bill, Senate Bill 31. Governor … Continue reading