Sate Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) thinks new Gov. J.B. Pritzker's moving to gift senior members of his staff with a 15 percent pay raise while also doubling the salaries for his top 20 staffers as one of his first acts of governance amounts to a smack in the face to taxpayers.
State Rep.-elect Chris Miller of Oakland points to news that just over 19,000 state retirees received pension benefits totaling nearly $2.4 billion in fiscal year 2018 as yet another example of how taxpayers are victimized in Illinois.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Five Republican candidates who will be on November’s ballots in districts across Illinois will hold a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to answer the question “What Happens When Conservative Reformers Infiltrate the Springfield Machine?”
Chris Miller, running against Democrat Shirley Bell to represent the 110th District in the Illinois House of Representatives, recently appeared with fellow Republican candidate Darren Bailey on Facebook to promote a July 19 event in Effingham where Oliver North will speak.