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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Rep. Wheeler: Democrats Backroom Budget Threatens Jobs, Economy

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) reacted today following a series of votes in the Illinois House of Representatives to approve a partisan budget advanced by House Democrats that…


Monday, May 25, 2015
Wheeler, House GOP pause to honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and members of the House Republican Caucus stand outside the State Armory to observe a moment of silence in honor of Illinois’ fallen soldiers…


Friday, May 22, 2015
Rep. Wheeler calls for reforms to spur job growth

Friday, May 22, 2015
Week In Review: May 22

Budget – FY16 ·         Despite deadline, Democrats again refuse to pass balanced budget for FY16.  The Illinois Constitution requires that the State annually pass a balanced budget in which revenues…


Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rep. Wheeler Stands Up for Small Business

Friday, May 15, 2015
Week In Review: May 15

Property Taxes ·         Trick bag; no property tax relief in sight.  Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers…


Friday, May 15, 2015
Trick bag. No property tax relief in sight

Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers in a trick bag and embarrassing the new Governor.House Republicans have…


Friday, May 8, 2015
Week In Review: May 8

Pensions – Illinois Supreme Court SB 1 Ruling Illinois Supreme Court strikes down pension reform law.  On Friday, May 8, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed a lower circuit court…


Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rep. Wheeler: House Democrats do an “End Run” around the Budget Process

SPRINGFIELD – Today Illinois House Democrats forced a series of partisan votes on a multi-billion dollar spending bill aimed at undermining the budget process. Bypassing the established bipartisan appropriations committees,…


Friday, May 1, 2015
Week In Review: May 1

Budget – FY15 – Social Services Restored ·         Revenue estimate up; $26 million in State grants to be restored.  The State of Illinois has faced continuous challenges in “keeping the…