Jonas Petty says the sexual harassment scandal rocking the office of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) is representative of the poisonous culture the speaker has allowed to fester during his time in Springfield.
As sobering as the news is of an IRS study that found more than 86,000 people leaving Illinois at a cost of nearly $5 billion in adjusted gross income over just a year’s time, Jonas Petty said it’s to be expected.
Jonas Petty, who is running in the Republican primary against state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) in the 100th House District, readily embraces his place in what he sees as a growing movement destined to change Illinois politics.
The lllinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-IL) is taking aim at 16 state legislators who voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto and pass a budget that carries the largest permanent tax hike in state history.
Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle the number of candidates filing petitions to run in next year’s elections.