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Tell Legislators to Keep Their Word: Don’t Make Income Tax Increase Permanent

Please take a few minutes to contact your state legislators and tell them to “keep their promise” to keep the 67% income tax increase temporary. Click here to take action now! On January 3, 2013, after ringing in the New Year, legislators will meet at the Statehouse in Springfield for their “lame duck” session before [...]


Support Illinois Jobs!

March 15, 2013

We need your help to convince Illinois legislators to pass legislation that will lead to thousands of new jobs, greater energy independence, and millions in additional revenue for Illinois by regulating hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. Click here to contact your legislators today. Recent negotiations between the state, environmental groups and representatives of the oil and gas [...]

Keep Income Tax Hike Temporary & Fight Medicaid Expansion

January 04, 2013

Happy New Year! Now we must really get to work holding our state legislators accountable. As you may know, the Illinois General Assembly will hold a “lame duck” session over the next few days and the newly-elected General Assembly will be sworn in on Wednesday. Legislation dramatically affecting you and your family may be taken up in the [...]

Demand Pension Reform in IL NOW

May 15, 2012 J

Illinois politicians raised taxes last year by 67%, yet we still have the worst-funded pension system in the nation, with over $85 billion in unfunded liabilities. This problem exists because politicians in Springfield skipped pension payments, while also granting to their government union allies overly generous and unsustainable pension benefits that we cannot afford.

Tell your legislators to stand up for taxpayers by supporting pension reform!

Now, the payments for these pension benefits are crowding out funding for all other worthwhile state priorities. Whether you are a small business owner, a social service provider, a parent of school kids, a Medicaid beneficiary, or just a hard-working, taxpaying family, Illinois' pension crisis is costing you big time.

Join Us in Fighting for Freedom in Wisconsin

May 10, 2012 J

The courageous, common-sense budget and labor reforms passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have put their state on solid fiscal footing, earning high praise from the business community, residents and even some government employees, while actually fostering a decrease in property taxes. AFP-Illinois is joining patriots throughout the nation in supporting the Wisconsin reforms and we need your help with two important activities:

1. Sign up for our Freedom Phones program to make phone calls into Wisconsin from your own home or cell phone. You do not even need a computer, only a phone, to help out at this important time.

IPI Releases “Budget Solutions 2013″

March 08, 2012 J

The Illinois Policy Institute released their state budget blueprint, "Budget Solutions 2013: Innovation for Illinois". It lays out recommendations and a pathway for a balanced state budget that allows the Quinn income tax to expire as scheduled.

The plan is a great example of using innovative ideas and approaches to solve the monumental fiscal challenges facing our state. We hope the legislature will adopt many of these recommendations to stop spending money we don't have and make Illinois competitive again.

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