Pledges to work in a bi-partisan manner

A year ago, the Speaker welcomed Republicans to the negotiating table for the
first time in over a decade. Unfortunately for the last 10 months the actions of his ruling party have proven contrary to that invitation by only offering the same ‘my way or the highway’ solutions with ZERO negotiations. That’s precisely what has put Illinois in this horrible position.

Less than a year ago, we proved that Republicans and Democrats can come together when we fixed the FY2015 Budget.  We are now past-due for that cooperation on some of the reforms mentioned today and immediate passage of FY2016 Budget.

I pledge to work with any and all who want to fix the many issues that were outlined today. My pledge is to be part of a solution that leads towards stability for all Illinoisans and away from the uncertainty that has been caused by a decade of unbalanced budgets.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will give his annual State of the State Address today at 12 Noon (Central Standard Time).  You may watch his speech online by clicking here or here.

Deadline to submit an entry is January 31, 2016

JACKSONVILLE…State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is reminding area school students that the deadline for his art competition is quickly approaching. “The deadline for my student art contest is January 31,” said Davidsmeyer.

“The art contest has four categories based on age; Kindergarten through second grade, 3rd grade through 5th grade, 6th grade through 8th grade and high school Freshman through Senior,” said Davidsmeyer.