McSweeney Points to Pork in “Compromise” Bill

From State Rep. David McSweeney: I was shocked to see Senator Bill Brady’s recently filed SB 2216 [see more examples than listed below], which is described as “FY 18 Member Initiatives.” Special earmarks lead to wasteful spending and potentially corruption. I … Continue reading

Mailed Notice of Constitutional Amendments on the Way Out

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Senate Approves Rep. McSweeney-Backed Initiative Ending Mailing Requirement for Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate the Office of Lt. Governor Eliminating mail requirement would save taxpayers about $1.3 million Springfield, IL – The Illinois … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Barely Passes Bill to Cut Power of Precinct Committeemen in Party Caucuses

The Illinois General Assembly settled a fight among McHenry Township Republicans Wednesday. Four years ago, insurgent Republicans took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party from followers of long-time power house Al Jourdan, Jr. Members of the former ruling faction … Continue reading

Batnick-Skillicorn-McSweeney Introduce Bill to Allow Comptroller to Withhold Legislative Pay

A press release from State Representatives Mark Blatnick and Allen Skillicorn: Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state … Continue reading

Mailing of Constitutional Amendments Would Stop Under Bill McSweeney Passed

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Approves Rep. McSweeney’s Measure to Eliminate Mailing Requirement for Constitutional Amendments Eliminating mail requirement would save $1.3 million each time a Constitutional Amendment is placed on the ballot Springfield, IL – … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading

McSweeney Gains Majority of House Members as Sponsors of Resolution Against Beverage Tax

A press release from the Illinois Beverage Association: Illinois House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Opposes Beverage Taxes 67 House members co-sponsor resolution opposing any new taxes on beverages CHICAGO – State Representative David McSweeney has been joined by 66 fellow members … Continue reading

Skillicorn Responds Negatively to Use of His Name in Robo-Call Without His Permission

An email from State Representative Allen Skillicorn takes offense at his name being used in a robo-call attacking Andrew Gasser‘s candidacy for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner. The robo-call, obviously from supporters of incumbent Bob Miller, went after Gasser’s work to … Continue reading

David McSweeney Chafes at Use of His Name in Robo-Call Criticizing Andrew Gasser

Got a phone call shortly after I posted this article: Robo-Call Attacks Andrew Gasser on Tax Referendum Vote article on the attack robo-call It was from State Rep. David McSweeney, about to leave for Springfield. “I did not authorize anyone … Continue reading

Robo-Call Attacks Andrew Gasser on Tax Referendum Vote

It’s robo-call attack time in the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner’s contest being held on February 28th. First out of the box were supporters of long-time incumbent Bob Miller. The attack is on the signature issue of opponent, McHenry County Board … Continue reading