illinois republicans http://tspr.org en Rauner Wades Deeper Into Tax Debate, But Offers No Budget Plan http://tspr.org/post/rauner-wades-deeper-tax-debate-offers-no-budget-plan <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Bruce Rauner is robo-calling voters in seven House districts he says are key to the income tax debate." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201309/2013-08-15-rauner2.jpg" alt="" /><p>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is wading deeper into the debate over whether Illinois ought to extend a higher income tax rate. Wed, 21 May 2014 17:30:02 +0000 Brian Mackey 53573 at http://tspr.org Rauner Wades Deeper Into Tax Debate, But Offers No Budget Plan Who Will Run for Illinois Governor? http://tspr.org/post/who-will-run-illinois-governor <p>The bidding is starting early for Illinois Republicans interested in campaigning for Governor. The issue of who will run was a main topic of conversation during the GOP’s national convention in Tampa.&nbsp;<br><br>So many Republicans are considering it that at one point during the convention, Pat Brady, Chair of the Illinois GOP, joked about it.</p><p>“I do want to thank those of you in the room that aren't running for governor,” Brady cracked.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:03:10 +0000 Rich Egger 21120 at http://tspr.org Who Will Run for Illinois Governor? High Court Upholds Illinois Legislative Map http://tspr.org/post/high-court-upholds-illinois-legislative-map <p>The state Supreme Court tossed out the lawsuit filed by Illinois Republicans, who challenged the new map of legislative districts.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/SpecialMatters/2012/113840/060712_113840.PDF" target="_blank">The decision</a> was issued Thursday, June 7.<br /><br />The GOP&nbsp; said Democrats drew the borders so the district territories would benefit Democratic candidates -- in effect, diluting the Republican vote.<br /> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:58:27 +0000 Rich Egger 16379 at http://tspr.org High Court Upholds Illinois Legislative Map Illinois GOP Pushes to Roll Back Tax http://tspr.org/post/illinois-gop-pushes-roll-back-tax <p><span class="article-content"><span>Illinois Republicans are amping up their push to repeal Illinois&#39; income tax hike, which increased from 3% to 5% one year ago.<br /><br />Republican legislative leaders marked the one-year anniversary of the increase by stacking $1,000 worth of groceries. They said that&#39;s the average amount Illinois families are paying in additional taxes since the increase.<br /><br />&quot;It&#39;s real money out of people&#39;s pockets, and we can&#39;t forget that,&quot; said Senate Minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).<br /> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:07:47 +0000 Rich Egger 483 at http://tspr.org Illinois GOP Pushes to Roll Back Tax