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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 [...]

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If Rahm’s Serious, Cuts Are Good Thing

May 17, 2011 J

By: R.J. Moeller

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel is serious about cutting the city of Chicago's budget, then this is a positive development. A step in the Right direction, you might say.


On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already tackling the top items on his agenda – including big budget cuts.

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Later this morning, he will also announce a plan to cut $75 million from the city budget. The specific source of the cuts has not been revealed.

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Budgetary Facts and Fallacies: Krauthammer Edition

April 16, 2011 J

By: R.J. Moeller

In the past two weeks we have seen political fireworks in Washington D.C. over both the 2011 and 2012 federal budgets. The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Democrats that were in charge before January failed to procure a budget last year and that was what the whole hub-bub between President Obama and now-Speaker of the House John Boehner was about. That was what the controversial vote last week was all about.

Wasteful Referendum Defeated in Suburban Lemont

April 12, 2011 J

One of the Election Day success stories enjoyed by Americans for Prosperity -Illinois, occurred in nearby Lemont. A wasteful school referendum was defeated in Lemont and AFP was at the forefront of educating voters on the facts as they went to the polls.

Residents of Lemont had become tired of seeing their taxes go up every single year while the District constantly cried poor, so due to requests from residents, AFP began an effort to understand exactly why the budget and the taxes for Lemont's School District 113a have been constantly rising for every one of the last eleven years.

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