Chicago Tribune endorses Allen Skillicorn for State Representative

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune. Proves that the people of Illinois have the will to reform our state! #IL66

“66th District: Republican Allen Skillicorn has an important characteristic that makes him Springfield-ready: He led a movement to freeze the tax levy in East Dundee, where he is a trustee. He understands the urgency to enact policy changes that make Illinois friendlier for businesses and residents. He faces Nancy Zettler, D-Algonquin, an attorney who says she’s running to represent the middle class and end “corporate welfare.” Maybe she doesn’t realize most of the corporate giveaways during the last decade in this state were handed out by Democrats, not by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Skillicorn is endorsed.”

Four Illinois pension solutions we ought to be pushing

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In a recent post, I focused on the fact that we still have the worst pension debt among all U.S. states and yet there seems to be little focus on trying to do something about that this spring in Springfield.

Don’t get me wrong. A budget deal with cuts, purchasing reforms, efficiencies and an actual balance without gimmicks would be welcome.

Chicago Tribune Endorses Skillicorn For The Illinois House

Editorial Board | Chicago Tribune

66th District: Our first question to the four candidates running for this House seat: Anyone play guitar? Because someone might have to fill in for retiring Rep. Mike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, member of the Boat Drink Caucus, a band made up of several lawmakers. Tryon announced last year he would not seek another term. Four Republicans are vying to replace him: Lakewood trustee Paul Serwatka, West Dundee trustee Dan Wilbrandt, East Dundee trustee Allen Skillicorn and McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield of Crystal Lake…

IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE AUDITOR GENERAL FRANK MAUTINO

East Dundee, IL –Frank Mautino was appointed to be the Illinois State Auditor General in October.

Records Mautino provided to the State Board of Elections regarding his expenses reveal that Mautino spent $213,338.31 on fuel and repairs for his campaign vehicle between March of 2005 and December 2015.

His campaign itemized expenditure reporting indicates $20,914.20 was used specifically for gas purchases during that same time frame, all at the same gas station, Happy’s Super Service Station. Additional instances of questionable spending continue to come to light.

“How does someone spend $21,000 at the same exact gas station?” Skillicorn continued, “I challenge members of the House Republican Caucus and my three Republican opponents Paul Serwatka, Dan Wilbrandt, and Carolyn Schofield to call for an independent investigation and for Frank Mautino to resign or be removed from office if allegations of improper spending are found to have merit.”

REPEAL BLAGOJEVICH 2005 WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

East Dundee, IL –Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for State Representative called for repeal of Public Act 094-0277, 2005 workers’ compensation legislation passed into law that has dramatically worsened Illinois’ competitiveness among national employers. Within 24 months of the legislation’s passage, Illinois went from the middle of the pack among fifty states to the fourth most expensive in the nation according to studies by the University of Oregon.

Left Right and You Radio 1/25/16 with Guest Co-Host Allen Skillicorn

Although Allen was still fighting a cold, he was gracious enough to bail out Jeff Ward on Monday morning’s Left, Right, and You Show. Jeff Ward conducts an in depth interview with Skillicorn to explore why he’s running for State Representative and where he stands on the issues.

Illinois Faces The 5th Highest State And Local Tax Burden In The Nation

11 Percent of Income in Illinois Goes to State and Local Taxes

Published at Illinois Review

11 percent of all income in Illinois went toward state and local taxes (in FY 2012), according to the annual State-Local Tax Burden Rankings released this morning by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

The report highlights the state-local tax burden on taxpayers in each of the 50 states, details how much residents pay to their state and other states, and illustrates tax burden trends over time and within each state.