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Local governments on budget reforms: “NO!”

March 04, 2015

As part of his proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget, Governor Bruce Rauner recommended halving the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).  In his Budget Address last month, Governor Rauner stated, “Along with this modest cutback (to the LGDF), our turnaround reforms will reduce unfunded mandates, and give local governments and voters the tools to save hundreds […]

Their View: Don’t make cold medicine tough for consumers to get

March 03, 2015

Their View: Don’t make cold medicine tough for consumers to get By David From and Eric Peterson With cold and flu season in full swing, many Americans are for the first time facing some of Obamacare’s most onerous provisions. For many, this means navigating through the costs and benefits of an expensive new plan and […]

AFP-IL STATE DIRECTOR CLAIMS OBAMA HURTS MIDDLE CLASS IN LATEST OPINION COMMENTARY

February 19, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Today President Obama is visiting Chicago to promote the “middle-class economics” agenda he unveiled in his state of the union. In reaction to this speech, Americans for Prosperity State Director David From provided guest commentary to the Northwest Indiana Times. To read the article, CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/1Lh9PAh Americans for Prosperity Illinois has long supported limited […]

AFP ILLINOIS APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

February 18, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — AFP Illinois State Director, David From, released the following statement in reaction to the budget announcement: “The budget address today stands in stark contrast to last year when then-Governor Pat Quinn proposed $1 billion in additional spending and urged the Legislature to make the temporary tax hike permanent, thereby breaking its promise to taxpayers.” “Governor […]