Rep. Ives Weekly Recap - 10/28/16

Representative Ives was proud to stand in support of the Illinois business community receiving the Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Champion of Free Enterprise Award in recognition of her efforts. Pictured here recieving her award with Senator Mike Connelly (R-Naperville) and Tyler from the Illinois Chamber,

Cutting the Red Tape
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) joined Governor Bruce Rauner, Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and College of DuPage Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi on Monday, October 17 as the Governor announced a comprehensive plan to promote economic growth and job creation by cutting the red tape in  Illinois. The Governor signed Executive Order 16-13 to review all agency rules and regulations by the newly-created Illinois Competitiveness Council. To learn more, please click HERE.

Rep. Ives: Keeping You Informed
Young Workers, Public Policy Failures are Driving Illinois’ Out-Migration” Illinois Policy Institute: Out-migration from Illinois is nothing new, but new polling from the Paul Simon Institute takes a fresh look at which Illinoisans want to leave and why. The poll shows it is working-age adults who most want to leave the state, and the top reason is high taxes, with bad weather in a distant second. Policy leaders have made Illinois unattractive through high taxes, corrupt and inefficient government, lack of jobs, and poor educational opportunities…read the full story here

Face It: Property Taxes are Forcing Illinoisans Out of Their Homes” Illinois News Network: Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble. She and her husband have lived in Lake County for 16 years. They pay more in property taxes than they do on their mortgage. The tax bill is $15,000 a year on a house they bought for $227,000 in 2013…A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Oct. 10 revealed nearly half of registered Illinois voters said they would leave the state if they could. Many have left already… read the full story here

“Study linking legislator pay to fundraising may prompt calls for pay cuts” DuPage Policy Journal: A newly released study that indicates higher-paid legislators spend more time fundraising than legislating prompted a conservative think-tank founder to ponder whether Illinois voters should consider reducing legislator pay… read the full story here