Mike Tryon on SB 1229

At Wednesday morning’s House Revenue & Finance Committee meeting, Representative Mike Tryon questioned officials from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget about the financial consequences that could result from SB 1229’s veto override. The bill would unilaterally allow AFSCME … Continue reading

Serwatka, Wilbrandt & Skillicorn Say No to Pension & Health Benefits; Schofield Undecided

Saturday in the Northwest Herald, Paul Serwatka, running to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon, along with three others, started it out. He announced that he would not accept a pension or health benefits, if he won the election. Saturday, I … Continue reading

Tryon Signals Readiness to Vote for Tax Hikes, Others Opposed or More Cautious

Responding to a Democratic Party amendment that would freeze property taxes, retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon asked sponsor John Bradley if he had talked to Governor Bruce Rauner. While the language was the same as the Governor’s Bradley, admitted that … Continue reading

Legislators Financial Resources

With all of the second quarterly campaign finance reports having been filed, I thought readers might be interested in a summary of which legislators and aspirants have how reported how much money available. First the incumbents: State Rep. Steve Andersson … Continue reading

Political Transfer Payments

Ever wonder why unopposed legislative candidates raise money? Let’s look at who legislators gave money during the first half of 2015. One reason Republicans do so is to make contributions to their leaders’ campaign funds. State Rep. Barb Wheeler gave … Continue reading

Jr. College Golden Parachutes Limited

Spurred by the outrageous Golden Parachute given by the outgoing Trustees to the outgoing College of DuPage President, the Illinois General Assembly has sent a bill limited such rewards to one year’s salary. Ex- President Walt Packard’s Golden Parachute came … Continue reading