Video Ad Aims at Democrat Jack Franks

State Rep. Jack Franks has told folks that he will vote to put the so-called millionaire’s tax Constitutional Amendment dreamed up by House Speaker Mike Madigan on the balloty. Seventy-one votes are needed to pass the Illinois House and there … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Constitutional Amendment to Aboloish Office of Lt. Gov. Out of Committee

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Moves to Abolish Lt. Governor Position Approved by Committee Springfield – Illinois voters will hopefully have the opportunity to decide whether the state should have a Lieutenant Governor. State Representative David … Continue reading

Andy Shaw Wanted Lame Duck Legislators to Make “Tough Votes”

There’s a remarkable sentence in BGA Executive Director Andy Shaw’s column in the Chicago Sun-Times: “And yet this week, in a ‘lame duck’ session that included 35 exiting lawmakers who theoretically could have cast one final ‘though’ vote without fear … Continue reading