A House Republican who joined nine of her colleagues in July to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a massive tax increase paid next to nothing in 2015 property taxes on her Southern Illinois residence.
Gas prices could soon be rising by as much as 10 cents per gallon in Illinois, courtesy of the state’s new record-setting budget plan that removed a six-year-old 20 percent tax exemption on wholesale gas prices.
Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) cheered Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent signing of House Bill 643, which blocks a cost-of-living adjustment for state lawmakers and increases to mileage and per diem reimbursements, according to a press release.
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) came to the West Frankfort City Council meeting on July 25 with a special message of thanks to three members of the city's police department, two city firefighters and two residents, according to a press release.
The Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity is launching an accountability campaign targeting several state representatives, including Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), over their vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on the recently passed budget.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.