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Tell Your Legislator to Support Governor Rauner’s Budget

March 02, 2015

In his Budget Address, Governor Rauner announced a budget that Illinois can afford. The Governor’s budget makes the necessary cuts in order to start the recovery we so badly need. Mismanagement has taken us down a path of debt and risk, now Governor Rauner is trying to fix that. Please send a message to your […]


February 19, 2015

In his State of the State address, Governor Bruce Rauner gave a blunt, sobering reminder of the problems which plague our state: high outbound migration, dismal job growth and a lack of competitiveness.  Yet, he also put forth an agenda for unleashing the economic potential of our state and reforming the way our state government […]

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April 02, 2015

NAPERVILLE — In advance of the April 7th Consolidated Election, Americans for Prosperity – Illinois is again standing with Illinois taxpayers by fighting local tax or debt increases in 31 communities as part of its Local Anti-Tax Initiative (LATI).  In total, residents in 59 Illinois counties will see a tax-related referenda on their ballot seeking to either […]

AFP Helps Watch Your Property Tax Bill

March 18, 2015

Tuesday, April 7th marks another Election Day in Illinois.  Voters will decide who holds offices ranging from the lofty to the thankless; from mayor of Chicago to members of countless Downstate public library boards of trustees.  Illinoisans will also have the opportunity to decide the fate of 164 referenda appearing on ballots across the state, […]

Local governments on budget reforms: “NO!”

March 04, 2015

As part of his proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, Governor Bruce Rauner recommended halving the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).  In his Budget Address last month, Governor Rauner stated, “Along with this modest cutback (to the LGDF), our turnaround reforms will reduce unfunded mandates, and give local governments and voters the tools to save hundreds […]

Their View: Don’t make cold medicine tough for consumers to get

March 03, 2015

Their View: Don’t make cold medicine tough for consumers to get By David From and Eric Peterson With cold and flu season in full swing, many Americans are for the first time facing some of Obamacare’s most onerous provisions. For many, this means navigating through the costs and benefits of an expensive new plan and […]

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