Behind the Scenes in Springfield: Less Power, More Oversight

Whether it’s Pritzker, Welch, or even new party Chair Robin Kelly, the establishment Democrats in Illinois have no solutions to the state’s fiscal problems other than raising your taxes.

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Rep. Stuart’s Misguided Political Priorities

Let’s stick to the basic subjects of reading and math and make sure kids are able to safely return to the classroom before we begin to burden teachers with the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards.

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Rep. Stuart’s Misguided Political Priorities

Behind the Scenes in Springfield: The Good and the Bad

We’ll continue to update you on what you need to know behind the scenes in Springfield. That way, together, we can organize and let our voices be heard in support of good policies and against the bad ones that will continue to drive opportunity and families out of the state.

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IOP Statement on Speaker Welch Floating Another Graduated Income Tax Hike

Tax hikers Pritzker and Welch refuse to consider the reforms Illinoisans demanded and repeatedly expose how out of touch they are with the average small business owner or Illinois family.

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Gov. Pritzker Turns His Back on Law and Order

Illinoisans shouldn’t be grateful to Madigan, Prtizker, or any of the rank and file members who praise and protect this corrupt system.

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Gov. Pritzker Turns His Back on Law and Order

Behind the Scenes in Springfield: Exposing the Pritzker Playbook

It was another eye-opening week revealing the failures and vindictiveness of the political class in Springfield.

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IOP Statement on Gov. Pritzker’s Partisan Budget Address

“Today, Governor Pritzker carried on his tradition of spending more than families can afford and punishing community businesses with tax hikes disguised as “closing corporate loopholes.”

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Demand Mike Madigan Resign!

Mike Madigan's closest confidant, Mike McClain, and three others plead not guilty for their alleged involvement in the ComEd bribery...

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Behind the Scenes in Springfield: Less Power, More Oversight

March 4, 2021 By: Katie Clancy And the winner is...Congresswoman Robin Kelly. After 23 years of Madigan’s reign, Illinois Democrats voted on a new Party Chair this week. The Pritzker-Madigan backed candidate, Chicago Alderman Michelle Harris, fell short. This chalks up another political loss for both Madigan and ...
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Rep. Stuart’s Misguided Political Priorities

March 3, 2021 By: Katie Clancy In a letter to the editor last week, Rep. Katie Stuart defended her support of the controversial new teaching standards unilaterally imposed by Gov. Pritzker’s State Board of Education. In a challenging year for students, families, and teachers, Representative Stuart is focused ...
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Behind the Scenes in Springfield: The Good and the Bad

February 25, 2021 By: Katie Clancy On Chicago’s southwest side, the week started with a new successor to Madigan’s House District seat and then ended with yet another new successor. Rep. Edward Kodatt was on the job for just about two days before Mike Madigan and 13th Ward ...
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No Income Tax Hike

Mike Madigan has already agreed to work with Gov. Pritzker and hike income taxes.

3 million Illinoisans rejected Gov. Pritzker’s Tax Hike Amendment. Voters demanded reform and now Pritzker and Madigan want to punish families and small businesses with an income tax hike.

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Save Illinois Small Businesses!

Gov. Pritzker has shut down small businesses for months and expects them to pay even more in taxes.

He wants to use this lame duck session to eliminate state-level tax benefits that were created in the CARES Act.

Now is the worst time to raise taxes on struggling small businesses.

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The Illinois Opportunity Project believes that empowering and organizing people around our shared values is the most impactful way to change our State and strengthen our communities. 

We use the neighborhood team model and relational organizing to empower individuals to change their neighborhoods and advance free-market principles into law.
 
This relationship-centric approach prioritizes the identification, training, and development of volunteer leaders. These local leaders build field organizations that drive voter contact, strengthen their communities, and create lasting policy and political change. It is a grassroots model that builds advocacy capacity from the neighborhood up, not the top down.
 
This approach of investing in people, building relationships, and creating a structure of cascading training and leadership development allows us to contact and educate voters on an enormous scale.

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DAN UGASTE

State Representative - District 65

Dan Ugaste is an American politician and Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 65th district. The district, located in the Chicago metropolitan area, includes all or parts of Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Hampshire, South Elgin, and St. Charles.

DEANNE MAZZOCHI

State Representative - District 47

Deanne Mazzochi is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 47th district. The 47th district includes all or parts of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Westmont, and Downers Grove.

MIKE MARRON

State Representative - District 104

Michael T. Marron is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 104th district. The 104th district includes parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties in east-central Illinois.

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