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Response of William McNary to Governor Rauner’s 2015 Budget Proposal

Date: 
02/18/2015

 [Springfield] William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, said “Governor Rauner’s budget gives a massive windfall to those needing it the least while defunding public services for those who need them the most. The budget the Governor unveiled today is a cold-blooded vision for the future of our state. Many of his proposals will wipe out years of building better working, economic, educational and health care opportunities for the families of Illinois.

New Study Shows Recent Tax Rollbacks Worsens Income Inequality

Date: 
02/17/2015

 While the Illinois’s budget shortfall is well known where these dollars are going has been unexamined, until now.

Sign Petition: Support Working Families in Illinois

Date: 
02/12/2015

Over the past few weeks, Governor Bruce Rauner has taken major steps to begin dismantling labor unions and the middle-class that the labor movement has built. Bruce Rauner's scheme to strip the rights of workers and weaken their unions by executve order is a blatantly illegal abuse of power.  And we won't take it sitting down!

Support Working Families in Illinois

Date: 
02/12/2015

Over the past few weeks, Governor Bruce Rauner has taken major steps to begin dismantling organized labor and the middle-class that the labor movement has built.  Bruce Rauner's scheme to strip the rights of workers and weaken their unions by executve order is a blatantly illegal abuse of power.  And we won't take it sitting down!

 

The Battle for Democracy

Date: 
02/10/2015

John Cameron writes about Governor Rauner and the Koch brothers attacks on democracy, labor unions, and the middle class.  Mr. Cameron is the  former Executive Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, current Board member of Citizen Action and Director of Political and Community Relations for AFSCME Council 31.

The Battle for Democracy

Sign the Petition! Help Build a Better Illinois.

Date: 
08/02/2013

HELP BUILD A BETTER ILLINOIS!

It's time to get our priorities straight and give the middle class a fair shake. We need a more accountable government that cuts waste and protects education, public safety and health care. We need fair taxes, with higher rates for higher income levels, and lower rates for lower income levels. And we need successful small businesses that create good middle-class jobs, not more giveaways to big corporations and special treatment for CEOs.

Fair Taxes and Ending Wasteful Loopholes

Date: 
05/14/2013

Closing Wasteful Corporate Loopholes in Illinois

by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois

During the 2013 legislative session, we asked you to help us pass legislation to stop the 3 most wasteful corporate loopholes in Illinois. With your help, over 9,000 emails and calls were made to our elected officials in Springfield demanding an end to wasteful loopholes.

Lawmakers Join Drive to Cut Wasteful Tax Expenditures

Date: 
04/19/2013
WICS-TV: Coalition Pushes for Tax Loophole Closures

Backing legislation to eliminate wasteful tax expenditures in the FY2014 budget, more than a dozen state senators and representatives joined with Citizen Action/Illinois and other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition at an April 18 state Capitol news conference.