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Slashing Spending and Shrinking the Budget Round 2 Day 4

posted: January 22, 2010 • Categories: Slashing Spending

Today and tomorrow, I plan on closing out my second week of wasteful spending with the programs and cuts that will really confuse you. These are the pet-projects and miscellaneous spending lines that make you question why we continue to allow this type of representation.

Thursday’s Cuts:

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Slashing Spending and Shrinking the Budget Round 2 Day 3

posted: January 21, 2010 • Categories: Slashing Spending

One of the themes I’ve been trying to convey throughout the campaign is that there are tough choices that must be made with regards to our budget. These tough decisions not only will start to reduce the financial burden on taxpayers, but also create a sense of fiscal restraint that Illinois has not...

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Slashing Spending and Shrinking the Budget Round 2 Day 2

posted: January 19, 2010 • Categories: Slashing Spending

Yesterday I started my second round of presenting spending cuts in the budget to free Illinois from the financial disaster Democrats and many Republicans have placed us in. We are not in a position to continue allowing frivolous spending habits of the past few years. We must take a hard stance on...

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Slashing Spending and Shrinking the Budget Round 2 Day 1

posted: January 18, 2010 • Categories: Slashing Spending

As we draw near the primary election, the biggest concern on everyone’s mind is how the elected officials are going to fix our financial crisis across the state. Throughout my campaign, I have discussed ways to reduce our budget and return a sense of fiscal restraint to Springfield. Unlike my...

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Illinois Federation for Right to Life Endorses Rivadeneira

posted: January 15, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

ELMHURST, IL – The Illinois Federation for Right to Life Political Action Committee (IFRL-PAC) endorsed the candidacy of Rafael Rivadeneira, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 41st District.

“We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Rafael Rivadeneira as Republican Candidate...

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National Taxpayers United of Illinois Endorses Rivadeneira

posted: January 15, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

ELMHURST, IL – Rafael Rivadeneira, the conservative candidate for Illinois House District 41, received the endorsement from Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI).

Jim Tobin, the President of Tax Accountability, said the group is supporting...

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DuPage Conservatives Endorses Rivadeneira

posted: January 15, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

ELMHURST, IL – Rafael Rivadeneira, the conservative candidate for Illinois House District 41, received the endorsement from DuPage Conservatives, a grassroots organization founded by Frank Napolitano, a Bartlett Village Trustee.

“Rafael, while campaigning, has been working hard on an actual plan to...

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Illinois Conservatives Endorses Rivadeneira

posted: January 12, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

ELMHURST, IL –Rafael Rivadeneira, the conservative candidate for Illinois House District 41, received the endorsement from Illinois Conservatives, a grassroots organization founded by young conservatives in Rockford, IL.

Aaron McCray, a spokesman for the organization said Rivadeneira is a true...

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Eagle Forum of Illinois Endorses Rivadeneira

posted: January 11, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates, Issues, Endorsements

ELMHURST, IL – Rafael Rivadeneira, the conservative candidate for Illinois House District 41, received the endorsement from Eagle Forum, pro-life/pro-family group is headed by former Ill. State Rep. Penny Pullen.

“Various Eagle Forum leaders in our state have examined the credentials and positions...

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Power to the Pork

posted: January 05, 2010 • Categories: Campaign Updates

Well, we’ve got another case of Power to the Pork brewing among Illinois machine Republicans.

In the past weeks, former governor Jim Edgar and GOP gubernatorial candidates Kirk Dillard and Jim Ryan all refused to close the door on tax increases for the people of Illinois. Dillard has said those of...

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