illinois Legislative Alerts

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Study Finds Illinois Business Climate Suffering

July 09, 2014

By Rudy Takala The small business climate in Illinois is suffocating under burdensome regulations and high taxes, according to a recently released study. The study, conducted by the Kauffman Foundation and the website Thumbtack, gave the state’s business environment a grade of “F.” The research examined state business climates by looking at a combination of […]

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Contact your legislators to urge them not to bring more Obamacare into Illinois!

December 02, 2014

Our lame duck Legislature wants to saddle Illinois taxpayers with over $75 million per year in additional costs to expand ObamaCare in Illinois.  We need you to contact your state representative to stop it by clicking here. Yesterday, an Illinois House committee approved a bill to establish a state-based ObamaCare health exchange here in Illinois.  […]

LETTER TO DAILY HERALD: Honor your promise on tax hike, lawmakers

December 01, 2014

AFP-Illinois is not resting this month and is keeping up the pressure on Springfield through the lame duck period and into the 2015 session. Our recent letter to the Daily Herald explains that the recent 67% tax hike signed by Gov. Quinn was sold to us on the premise that it would be temporary. AFP-IL […]

AFP-IL Helps Defeat Local Tax Hikes

November 05, 2014

On November 4th, 131 referenda which sought to implement a new tax, raise an existing tax or issued municipal debt  faced voters across Illinois.  While results are still unofficial, it appears voters rejected 52% of all tax-related referenda.  Americans for Prosperity – Illinois’ Local Anti-Tax Initiative assisted in defeating 14 new or increased sales tax […]

David From Available to Discuss Election Results and Candidates

November 05, 2014

State Director of Americans for Prosperity Illinois is Available for Interviews Throughout the Day SPRINGFIELD – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Illinois State Director David From is available for interviews to discuss the election results as they come in, how Pat Quinn’s policies are harming Illinois, and the ways AFP is changing the state’s political culture […]

Americans for Prosperity: Illinoisans Have Rejected Quinn’s Agenda

November 05, 2014

AFP Volunteers Talked to Thousands of Illinoisans about Impact of Quinn’s Tax and Spend Policies SPRINGFIELD – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the leading grassroots organization for economic freedom, released the following statement on the results of the recent election. “Illinoisans have answered loud and clear: They are done with Governor Pat Quinn’s tax and spend […]