Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sen Mark Kirk on Senate's Vote to Keep Tax Rates As They Are

"I voted for the bill to prevent a massive tax hike from hitting Illinois families and hurting our economy during this Great Recession. President Obama and Senate leaders agree that this legislation will help end the recession, adding jobs and restoring tax-rate certainty to this fragile economy. You can see a three-page summary of the legislation here. After enactment of this legislation, I will turn my attention to cutting federal spending, reducing the cost of Congress and the Executive branch to bring down the debt."

Gov Quinn's Statement on the Death of Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin

Today’s news of the death of Mayor Tim Davlin is truly a tragedy. Tim was a great public servant who loved Springfield and its people. The city of Springfield is a better place because of his leadership. As Mayor, Tim led the community through some of its most difficult times and worked hard to revitalize the city. He was not only a champion for Springfield, but also for the entire state, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Davlin family during this most difficult time.”

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

US Senator Mark Kirk Comment on the Tax Rate Agreement

“The agreement negotiated between the Administration and Senate Republicans reflects an important step towards protecting Americans from a tax increase on January 1st and the risk of another recession. It’s time to put partisanship aside and do what’s best for American families and small business employers. This centrist compromise will help us spur economic growth and create good-paying jobs in Illinois and across the nation.”

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gov Quinn Statement on the Passing of Rep Rich Myers

SPRINGFIELD – December 2, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement regarding the passing of State Rep. Rich Myers (R-Colchester).

“Today I share in the sadness of many as we learned of the passing of Representative Rich Myers. Rich was a good man who served the people of Illinois for many years with a servant’s heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

“Rich fought a courageous battle against cancer with his wife Chris and his daughter Alison at his side every step of the way. They are in my prayers, and I offer my condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”