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The Illinois State Senate Republicans ‘Jobs Recovery Plan’ (3)

  Editor’s note: Last week we featured excerpts from the Illinois Senate Republicans’ report, “Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order.” This is the last of three excerpts from their new report – the full title of which is below. As this column has said for years, serious proposals (such as are now being put […]

The Illinois State Senate Republicans ‘Jobs Recovery Plan’ (2)

  Editor’s note: Last week we featured excerpts from the Illinois Senate Republicans’ report, “Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order.” This is the second of three excerpts from their new report – the full title of which is below. As this column has said for years, serious proposals (such as are now being put […]

The Illinois State Senate Republicans ‘Jobs Recovery Plan’ (1)

  Editor’s note: Last week we featured excerpts from the Illinois Senate Republicans’ report, “Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order.” This is the first of three excerpts from their new report – the full title of which is below. As this column has said for years, serious proposals (such as are now being put […]

Illinois Senate Republicans: Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order (Part 4)

  Editor’s note: The following text is taken from an excellent Power Point slide presentation by the Illinois Republican General Assembly Caucus.       Illinois’ pension systems the worst funded in the nation Assets in the state pension systems are $86 Billion short of covering our estimated liabilities. Our pension debt has increased five-fold over […]

Illinois Senate Republicans: Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order (Part 3)

  Editor’s note: The following text is taken from an excellent Power Point slide presentation by the Illinois Republican General Assembly Caucus.   Only One Option Available After looking at the numbers, Illinois Senate Republicans came to the difficult conclusion that the only viable solution is to reduce spending substantially and to do it now. Our […]

Illinois Senate Republicans: Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order (Part 2)

  Editor’s note: The following text is taken from an excellent Power Point slide presentation by the Illinois Republican General Assembly Caucus. We Must Take a New Path Alternative Plan Cut Spending Now. Hold the Line. Roll Back Tax Hikes. Balance the Budget Permanently What it Takes Cut Quinn spending plan by $4-5 billion. Hold spending […]

Illinois Senate Republicans: Reality Check – Getting our Fiscal House in Order (Part 1)

  Editor’s note: The following text is taken from an excellent Power Point slide presentation by the Illinois Republican General Assembly Caucus.   Illinois is Headed Off a Cliff Despite a 67% income tax increase passed during the lame-duck session in January, Illinois could face a $22 billion budget deficit in five years. Why? Simple Answer: […]

Should your state taxes be raised? Part 5: Unions, payraises, and negotiations

By Illinois Senate Republican Staff Still Paying for Blagojevich’s Illegal Healthcare Expansion A state government that is still paying almost $10 million per year for healthcare costs associated with 3,500 adults signed up for Medicaid by Rod Blagojevich illegally. These adults were signed up for state provided health insurance under a Blagojevich program expansion – despite the […]

Should your state taxes be raised? Part 4: Wasteful spending & foolish policies

Editor’s Note: Detailing even more reasons why the Democrats need to be over-thrown here in Illinois is a good way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend. Previous editions of this list can be found here. By Illinois Senate Republican Staff Trading Free Space for Leased Space A state government with state agencies trying to move out […]

Illinois Senate Republicans respond to Gov. Quinn’s vetoes

By Illinois Republican Senate Staff Yesterday, facing a backlog of unpaid bills at historic highs, debt at all time highs and on the heels of downgrades by two major credit rating agencies that put us on the same level as California, Governor Quinn unveiled his plans to manage the FY11 state budget. In a nutshell, […]