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Friday, April 28, 2017
Madigan’s “lifeline” budget would cover less than one-third of human service needs

The analysis, by the nonpartisan Civic Federation’s Institute for Fiscal Sustainability, contained severe criticism of HB 109. The emergency appropriations bill, pushed through the House earlier this spring session on a partisan…


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Skillicorn Says Balanced Budget Needed to Provide Education Certainty

Despite K-12 education funding being spared much of the turmoil caused by the lack of a full-year, balanced state budget, many school districts have been feeling the crunch due to…


Thursday, April 6, 2017
Skillicorn Says “Stopgap” is Another Madigan Political Maneuver

In response to a late move to pass another stopgap in lieu of passing a comprehensive balanced budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called it another political maneuver by…


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Reminder: Skillicorn to Host Town Hall on April 8th

State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is inviting constituents to join him for a town hall meeting at his office in Crystal Lake on Saturday, April 8. The event will…


Friday, March 24, 2017
Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay

In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other outstanding obligations, State Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) filed legislation today,…


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
With one of the highest tax burdens in the nation, property tax relief must be priority

Speaking at a press conference at the Capitol, House Republican drew attention to the number one issue for many Illinois homeowners: the need for property tax relief. A recent poll…


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Skillicorn to Host Town Hall on April 8th

State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is inviting constituents to join him for a town hall meeting at his office in Crystal Lake on Saturday, April 8. The event will…


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
House Republicans call for vote on fair maps

Members of the House Republican Caucus called on House Democrats to respect the wishes of Illinoisans by allowing redistricting reform, HJRCA17, to be called for a vote immediately. HJRCA 17…


Monday, March 20, 2017
Bill backlog hits all-time high of $12.8 billion

The Office of the Comptroller reported this week that Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills has reached $12.8 billion, representing $1,000 for each of the 12.8 million men, women and children…


Monday, March 20, 2017
Revised figure shows 18,700 more jobs in December 2016 than previously thought

The revised number, from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), indicates that Illinois’ private-sector economy may be in better shape than has been publicly reported. Preliminary figures previously reported…