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Listen to AFP’s radio ad on pension reform in Illinois

May 16, 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.

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.

Click here to listen to AFP's radio ad on pension reform in Illinois.

AFP Ad Scrutinizes Wasteful Use of Taxpayer Dollars

April 27, 2012 J

AFP has launched a “Wasteful Spending” ad holding President Obama accountable for his use of taxpayer dollars. The ad highlights the billions of stimulus dollars which have been given to foreign companies, subsidizing their own green energy projects – while 13 million Americans are unable to find jobs.

Over the next two weeks, the ad will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Virginia.

“This ad is not a one-time event – it’s one piece of a comprehensive public education and grassroots advocacy effort,” said AFP President Tim Phillips. “Politicians who oppose fiscal accountability, job creation, and commonsense energy solutions should take notice, because taxpayers certainly will.”

AFP-IL: IL Politicians Should Represent Taxpayers, Not Union Special Interests

April 26, 2012 J


Illinois Politicians Should Represent Taxpayers, Not Union Special Interests

Americans for Prosperity – Illinois Urges Action on Campaign Reform Equity Act (SB2988)

Springfield, IL – Today Americans for Prosperity – Illinois (AFP-IL) announced its support for SB 2988, legislation which will prohibit government unions from contributing campaign funds to the state constitutional officers with whom they negotiate their collective bargaining contracts. At a press conference with Senator Matt Murphy and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, AFP-IL State Director David From explained his support for the bill:

Join AFP-IL for Townhall on High Gas Prices with Cong. Kinzinger

April 19, 2012 J

Join AFP-IL for a town hall meeting on Monday, April 23 at the [img_assist|nid=27380|title=Cong. Adam Kinzinger|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=300|height=201]Bourbonnais Village Hall for a discussion on high gas prices and America's energy policy with Cong. Adam Kinzinger, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

For details and to RSVP, click here.

Hope to see you on Monday to discuss an issue of great importance to our families, businesses and our nation.

Americans for Prosperity: Why Are Illinois Unions Protesting Governor Scott Walker?

April 17, 2012 J

SPRINGFIELD- Americans for Prosperity – Illinois wants to know why government unions are protesting Governor Walker and his reforms, which saved thousands of public sector jobs. At the same time, Governor Quinn has proposed firing thousands of workers.

“Government unions should be holding a rally for Gov. Walker, while protesting Gov. Quinn and the legislative leaders of Illinois,” said Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David From. “Gov. Walker supported difficult reforms to avert the lay-off of thousands of state workers in Wisconsin, rescuing the budget and making their state more attractive to businesses. Meanwhile, Gov. Quinn has refused to make necessary reforms to reign in retiree benefits, while raising taxes and making Illinois a less attractive place to do business and proposing to lay-off nearly 2,500 state workers.”

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