Republican state Rep. Chris Miller (Oakland) says it was a slap in the face to Illinois taxpayers for the Democratic majority in Springfield to allocate a pay raise for lawmakers as part of the governor's new $40 billion state budget.
Republican state Rep. Brad Halbrook (Shelbyville) admits he can easily see how taxpayers might take a quick look at the state’s recently enacted $45 billion capital spending plan and walk away confused by the small fortune dedicated to arts-related expenditures.
Voter registration data shows Lawrence Township Precinct 18, Paris Township Precinct 8 and Sargent Township Precinct 1 are the East Central Illinois precincts with the highest percentage of Republican voters
Voter registration data shows Mattoon Township Precinct 6, Cold Spring Township Precinct 1 and South Muddy Township Precinct 1 are ranked among the East Central Illinois precincts with the highest percentage of Democrat voters
Republican state Rep. Brad Halbrook (Shelbyville) wonders how much more Illinois taxpayers – most of them frustrated and overburdened, especially if they don't already have plans to leave the state – are willing to take.
State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) said in a recent release that graduated income tax legislation proposed by Democrats is a "blank check" for Democrats that could mean doom for middle class families.