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AFP: Governor Averts Strike by Selling Out Illinois Taxpayers

February 28, 2013

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 in Daily Herald commenting on suburban school board trips at taxpayer’s expense

February 14, 2013

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 […]

AFP-IL State Director in “Reboot Illinois”: LET THE TEMPORARY TAX HIKE EXPIRE

February 13, 2013

  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 […]


February 05, 2013

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee took up consideration of S.B. 26, which would expand Medicaid in the state of Illinois.  AFP-IL State Director David W. From submitted written testimony to the committee in opposition to the legislation.  The text of his letter appears below. February 1, 2013 Dear Public […]