Friday, March 31st, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: March 31

Budget – Lack of progress ·         No progress on Illinois budget; Moody’s warns Illinois of further downgrades.  While the Illinois House has held a series of “pro forma” hearings on…

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Without Cybersecurity, Illinois is in Danger

By Rep. Keith Wheeler State Representative, 50th District This week, the Governor and the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) announced a comprehensive state cybersecurity strategy for Illinois. As a…

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: March 24

Budget – Pension Reform ·         House Republicans offer comprehensive pension reform proposal and CPS relief.  House Republican Leader Jim Durkin today called on Speaker Michael Madigan and the House Democrats…

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: March 17

Taxes – Property Tax Burden ·         With one of the highest tax burdens in the nation, property tax relief must be priority.  Speaking at a press conference Tuesday at the Capitol, State Rep. Mark…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Wheeler, House GOP Call for Vote on Fair Maps

Rep. Keith Wheeler speaks in support ofredistricting reform at the Illinois Capitol. Springfield, IL – Members of the House Republican Caucus today called on House Democrats to respect the wishes of…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler Offers Constituents Ability to Translate Illinois General Assembly Website into Various Languages

In an effort to make state government and the legislative process more accessible to Illinois residents regardless of their national origin or spoken language, State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) is…

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: March 10

Budget – COGFA Report ·         COGFA reduces State revenue forecast by $657 million.  Many State tax revenues streams are earmarked for general funds used to fund key budget areas such…

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: March 3

Governor Rauner – Medicaid Proposal ·         Gov. Bruce Rauner makes major Medicaid proposal.  The proposal to increase the percentage of Medicaid medical cases that move through “managed care” was unveiled…