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One year later: 2017 tax hike failed

It has been one full year since the General Assembly passed a budget that ended Illinois’ two-year impasse. The results are in: This policy was a complete failure.

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Fairness For All Illinoisans

In a 2016 poll conducted by the Paul Simon Institute, 72% of Illinois voters supported an independent commission responsible for drawing fair legislative maps. With that much support from Illinoisans, why hasn’t there been any movement on the issue?

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Say NO To A Minimum Wage Hike

Instead of enacting policies that discourage business and opportunity, Gov. Pritzker should push reforms that help more people seek the American dream and find work from which they can derive meaning and dignity.

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Madigan’s Power

The main takeaway: the rules are calculated to benefit the Speaker and those loyal to them. But, in this system, who is the one group that is never put into the equation? The taxpayers. The Illinois residents who are forced to prop up a system that is built to serve politicians and not the people they represent.

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Your Children

The failed status quo in our state’s education system means students are not prepared for college or their future careers. The opportunity scholarships are a tool to help bridge the gap and end the cycle of poverty for low income students in underperforming school districts.

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What We Want to See from Governor J.B. Pritzker

Families should not serve government, government should serve families, particularly those most in need. Yet, in Illinois, that isn’t what happens. Instead, politicians run up debt, using taxpayers as a piggy bank to fund their own pet projects and increase their power.

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