Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) insists that former Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Julie Porter’s claims that the Legislative Ethics Commission (LEC) blocked her attempts to bring about ethics reform in Springfield underscores the need for change at the state capital.
In response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent State of the State address before the General Assembly, Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) expressed concern about the governor's commitment to meaningful reform with regard to the rampant corruption that continues to plague Springfield.
While House and Senate Republicans were critical of many aspects of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's State of the State address on Wednesday, most remain hopeful that he was sincere about bringing about a spirit of bipartisan collaboration.
Reacting to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State speech on Wednesday, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said that the governor's policies will only continue to make things worse for taxpayers.
A downstate lawmaker is demanding answers in the wake of a brewing controversy in which the Illinois Board of Elections has revealed that hundreds of non-citizens were mistakenly registered to vote through a program run by the Secretary of State’s office.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding that a state-run program that automatically registers voters be immediately suspended amid reports that non-citizens were certified and cast votes in 2018.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Despite the wasted efforts of a governor-appointed task force created to address the state's runaway property taxes, Illinois state Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Harrisburg) remains determined to find a solution.
Illinois state Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Harrisburg) is among a growing list of legal gun-ownership supporters demanding fairer treatment in Illinois after reports that millions in funds went missing from a program meant for the state police to help facilitate gun registrations.
While many Americans are experiencing varying degrees of shock at how far the impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump have been allowed to go, Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) admits he is not particularly surprised.
The first meeting of the newly created Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform is scheduled for Monday at the Bilandic Building in Chicago, and Illinois state Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) can hardly wait to get to work.
Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) insists the majority of his Springfield colleagues are going about things counterintuitively by continuing to fill the books with new laws that are only serving to add disorder to an already disorderly state government.