Jonas Petty isn’t sure which message he rejects more: the one coming from Springfield that he says suggests hard work will not be rewarded or the one he finds to be too often ushered by members of his party that says nothing can be done about what has gone wrong in the state until House Speaker Mike Madigan is removed from power.
As sobering as the news is of an IRS study that found more than 86,000 people leaving Illinois at a cost of nearly $5 billion in adjusted gross income over just a year’s time, Jonas Petty said it’s to be expected.
Joshua Griffith laments that recent IRS data showing that more than 86,000 fled Illinois over a yearlong period beginning 2015 at a taxpayer cost of nearly $5 billion could be just a sign of times to come.
Jonas Petty, who is running in the Republican primary against state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) in the 100th House District, readily embraces his place in what he sees as a growing movement destined to change Illinois politics.
Outraged over the recent 32 percent state income tax hike, retired Army Sgt. Joshua Griffith has launched his Republican campaign for state representative with a pledge of making a difference for the people of the 93rd District.
Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle the number of candidates filing petitions to run in next year’s elections.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.
The chances that Illinois will reach a budget before May 31 and avoid seeing its bond rating lowered to the worst of any state in history are 50-50 at best, according to Mark Glennon, founder of the business and government website WirePoints told the Sangamon Sun recently.