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“Promises, Promises…”

January 11, 2014

Three years ago this weekend, in the wee small hours of the morning, the Legislature temporarily increased the personal income tax by an historic 67% with the promise that it would begin to sunset next year.  Since that time, Illinoisans have sent nearly $20 billion in additional taxes to Springfield.  The result is unsurprising – [...]

Illinois’ Main Export Is People

January 10, 2014

Despite being home to more than 30 “Fortune 500” companies & an incredible workforce, it’s no wonder that Illinois’ main export is people. According to United Van Lines, the nation’s largest moving company, “Illinois held steady at the number two spot after falling from the top spot in 2011.”  And the second largest movers, Atlas Van [...]

AFP-IL State Director Submits Comments Encouraging the Approval of Fracking Regulations

January 03, 2014

Today, Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David W. From submitted the following comments to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, who’s charged with crafting the regulations related to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which the Legislature approved last year. “On behalf of our 63,000 activists across Illinois, Americans for Prosperity is encouraged that the [...]


January 02, 2014

For over a hundred years, the state of Illinois derived its revenue principally from a general property tax.  Broadened over time to include property other than land (e.g., carriages in 1819 and watches in 1827), this method continued under the second Illinois Constitution, ratified in 1848.  This document gave the state the additional authority to [...]

AFP-IL bids farewell to 2013, looks forward to 2014!

December 31, 2013

The close of another year provides a chance to reflect upon the successes and failures of the past year while looking forward to the challenges and opportunities in the coming year. With your support and participation, in 2013 AFP- Illinois continued strong growth as an organization as together we fought for the free market policies [...]