The Illinois Republican Party has put out a "Tax Hike Team" chart showing Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ supposed connections to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) as they begin to circulate their candidacy petitions.
Illinois raised state income taxes by 32 percent this summer, supposedly to pay down its vendor debt, yet that debt has only increased, providing further proof that taxes will keep going up until residents take a stand, according to Edgar County Watchdogs co-founder Kirk Allen.
The historic new Illinois school funding bill enacted on Thursday will give money to where it is most needed, nnot only to schools but also to low- and middle-income students who have been forced to attend underperforming schools, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The Wall Street Journal has praised Gov. Bruce Rauner’s efforts in the school funding reform debate that led to the introduction of a school choice program in the reform legislation, according to a recent release from the Illinois Republican Party.
The new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — so that they may attend the school of their choice.
Some Illinois legislators are questioning the value of the recently passed public school funding measure, Senate Bill 1947, because of its generous benefits to Chicago and other school districts that are slated to receive targeted property tax relief.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans throughout the state have been rallying in support of Rauner's ongoing calls for reform and his re-election campaign, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Illinois schools will soon receive state funding payments through a new evidence-based model thanks to a compromise bill that Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign into law on Thursday, according to a release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Amid the more-controversial debates going on in the state Legislature the last few months, one important measure that drew little comment could be a major factor in reforming Illinois, the Better Government Association (BGA) contended recently.
Law-enforcement officers throughout Illinois have offered their support of Senate Bill 31, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on Monday and which some have argued turns Illinois into a so-called sanctuary state.