Ives at Metra Mass Transit Hearing and Happy National Tax Freedom Day! 04.21.14

Today I am at the Metra Hearing as a member of the Mass Transit Meeting this morning. Recently, the Chicago Tribune reported the following: “Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and […]

No Scholarship Student Should Be Forced Into a Union

Recently, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that granted Northwestern football players the right to unionize. The decision is a bomb to the heart of college football’s amateurism rules, and could lead to significant change to college athletics in general. Northwestern University and the NCAA have strongly opposed the concept of a players’ […]

Bills in the IL House Today

On today’s House Calendar, Speaker Madigan does not have any bills scheduled to receive the advantage of being selected as his “Weekly Order of Business,” a privilege given to the Illinois House Speaker in which he may bring bills to the floor at his discretion regardless of whether they have been vetted in a judiciary […]

Ives Statement on Proposed Progressive Income Tax

February 10, 2014 – Wheaton, Illinois- Area members of the Illinois House Republican Caucus will hold a press conference on Monday, February 10th at 11:00 am as part of a statewide effort against an ongoing attempt to raise taxes in Illinois. State Rep. Jeanne Ives stated, “As legislators, we must work to fix Illinois’ problems without asking taxpayers, yet […]

The Movement Continues

On April 24, 2014, The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board stated, “If taxpayers are picking up the tab, they should know before a major labor contract is signed what they’re in for. Assurances from both sides that they struck a fair deal simply don’t suffice. Trust you? No, thanks. Let’s see it in writing. State Rep. Jeanne […]

Report from Springfield 11/6/2013

“An Illinois lawmaker has proposed expanding the state’s main economic development program so all companies in it could keep their employees’ taxes instead of forwarding them to the state.  The amendment to House Bill 383, proposed by Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, would end the parade of companies coming before lawmakers to ask for that break, […]

Veto Session at a Glance

Veto Session at a Glance  By Matt Paprocki, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Illinois Policy Institute   Veto session is held for six days every fall to allow the General Assembly to take action on bills that the governor has vetoed. Since the spring legislative session, the governor has vetoed 10 bills – only three […]

ACA In the District and The State of Illinois vs. AFSCME

On October 10 at 7:00 p.m., Rep. Ives will host a Town Hall meeting for constituents. Come to share your questions, comments, concerns and ideas about State Government. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post 76, 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188. To RSVP or for more information contact Kathleen […]

1970’s vs. Today: Comparing TRS Pensions

“The Illinois Public Employees Pension Laws Commission, which no longer exists, said it had opposed the language inserted into the constitution and had asked one of the sponsors to soften it or at least read a statement into the convention record that it wouldn’t preclude “a reserved legislative power” to change benefits in order to […]

$669,608 for doors

Lawrence Msall, Civic Federation: “Every time every member of the General Assembly touches those doors, they should be reminded the reason they have them is because they didn’t have a comprehensive capital improvement plan outlining how much the doors and other specifics of their capital spending would be.” Rep. Jeanne Ives, (R-Wheaton): “At some point […]