Illinois State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) sees the fact that Gov. J.B. Pritzker is at the center of a “scheme-to-defraud” property tax probe as just another reason to oppose his progressive tax plan.
While Illinois’ state-funded pension system remains in tatters, Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently floated a proposal to boost the funds put into pension plans for Chicago teachers while giving the rest of the state’s public educators a “pension holiday.” At least one state legislator is crying foul.
Since it was announced in May, a plan floated by the Chicago Federal Reserve to create a statewide residential property tax-- adding another $2,500 per year to the bill of a $250,000 Illinois home-- has been furiously, publicly opposed by Republicans across the state.
A political action committee says the candidacy of Rolling Meadows state House candidate Maggie Trevor is part of a scheme by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to keep suburban property taxes high.
After the Illinois Labor Relations Board rejected the governor's request to send a ruling on $412 million in step increases owed to members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 to an administrative law judge, Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) explained that there is a limit on what taxpayers in Illinois can reasonably afford to pay.
Abortion is not "a humanitarian good," a 54th District state representative said shortly after outgoing Planned Parenthood Federation of American President Cecile Richards received a prestigious civil and human rights award.
State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) no longer supports Gov. Bruce Rauner’s re-election bid after the first-term governor signed a controversial bill that forces taxpayers to pay for abortions at any point in pregnancy for any reason, according to a statement.
Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) is seeking volunteers to join him and Sen. Tom Rooney (R-Rolling Meadows) at their booth at this year’s Palatine Street Fest on Aug. 26- 27, according to a release from Morrison.