Freshman Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) laments the fact that the state’s new $40 billion spending plan does little to address any of the real issues that have long kept the cash-strapped Prairie State in the red.
Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is making sure to remind residents of his district that the McHenry County Board recently voted to rebate $15 million of the roughly $40 million fund surplus of Valley Hi Nursing Home back to homeowners who qualify for the homestead exemption.
Republican state Rep. David McSweeney (Barrington Hills) leaves no doubt about where he stands on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new $40 billion state spending plan and all the other legislation that accompanies it.
Republican state Rep. Dan Ugaste (Geneva) laments that for every step forward the state’s new $40 billion spending plan takes, it remains stuck in neutral when it comes to aiding already overburdened taxpayers.
Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) is questioning the state’s priorities amid reports the wife of House Speaker Mike Madigan is seeking funds for her private Arts Council as part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $41.5 billion capital bill plan while the lack of funding is widely considered one of the primary factors accounting for the recent deaths of 112 children under the state’s care.
With the federal government still touting plans for major infrastructural upgrades, Republican Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) wonders why Democrats in Springfield remain so gung-ho about pushing their own local plan.
State Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) does not deny that Illinois is in desperate need of infrastructure upgrades and road repair work, he just thinks there is a better way to do it than how Democratic lawmakers in Springfield are proposing.
Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) is speaking out against legislation now being proposed that would drastically raise everything from the state’s gas tax to the fee charged for driver’s licenses.
Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) believes state treasurer Michael Frerichs’ plan to set aside as much as 5 percent of the billions in revenues he’s entrusted with investing on behalf of the state for refinancing student loan debt could be seen as a dereliction of duty.