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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 28, 2013 AFP: Governor Averts Strike and Sells Out Illinois Taxpayers Quinn Caves to Powerful State Employee Union Despite Tough Talk Springfield, IL – Reacting to reports the Quinn Administration and AFSCME Council 31 have reached a tentative agreement on a state employee contract, Americans for Prosperity [...]
AFP-IL State Director David From Op-Ed in the State Journal-Register: Give the poor a chance in Illinois
David From: Give the poor a chance in Illinois By David From Guest Column Posted Feb 24, 2013 Everyone was dismayed by the recent report from Chicago’s Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights showing one in three Illinois residents live below or near the poverty level. This isn’t merely a sobering statistic, but a [...]
AFP-IL State Director in Daily Herald commenting on suburban school board trips at taxpayer’s expense
School conference hotels, food, travel cost taxpayers $277,086 By Jake Griffin Batavia Unit District 101 Superintendent Jack Barshinger wasn’t expecting to cover the $1,929.75 tab at Morton’s Steakhouse in Chicago for several of the district’s board members, administrators and some family members during November’s statewide school leadership conference. Thanks to district taxpayers, he didn’t. “In the [...]
This Op-Ed appeared on Reboot Illinois on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. David W. From Illinois State Director Americans for Prosperity LET THE TEMPORARY TAX HIKE EXPIRE Most of us can remember the time, not that long ago, when Illinois was the economic powerhouse of the Midwest. With a highly trained workforce, great [...]