Rep. Miller’s Weekly Newsletter (7/7/23)

Gov. Pritzker Very Skilled at Signing Bills

More than 150 NEW Laws in Illinois

While Illinois is facing many difficult situations, unserious and unnecessary legislation is being churned out of Springfield like churros at a summer carnival. Pritzker signed more than 150 bills last week, and included in the dumpster fire are laws that include making it illegal to come into contact with a bear or non-human primate, a requirement that newly constructed water fountains include a bottle-filling station, authority for House/Senate leaders to appoint a task force on windows and doors with offensive odors and permission for mortgage loan originators to work from a remote location. The list of nonsense goes on and on, but you can see it for yourself by downloading it from this article:

Meanwhile, pesky distractions like unfunded pension debt, failing public schools, sky-high tax rates, increasing energy dependence and a hostile business climate aren’t receiving any attention from the totally incompetent Pritzker regime. Instead, they’re focused on passing ridiculous bills like Senate Bill 1834 which ‘defines a neglected minor to include any minor under 18 years of age whose parent or other person responsible for the minor leaves the minor without supervision’.  Define ‘supervision’, please. Does it include ‘supervisors’ who promote underage sex-changes and pornography in public schools and libraries? And allow biological males in girls’ bathrooms & locker rooms? ‘Supervisors’ who provide underage abortions?

Square that up for us, Democrats.

CRAZYTOWN Just Got Crazier

Illegal non-citizens will now be allowed to arrest legal American citizens in Illinois.

Yep, you read that right.

The recent passing of Illinois House Bill 3751 amends the Illinois Municipal Code by adding the following language:

‘An individual who is not a citizen but is legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law can now apply for the position of police officer.’

Not only that, this non-citizen would also be subject to federal approval to ‘obtain, carry, purchase, or otherwise possess a firearm.’


More insanity brought to you by the party that preaches more gun control:

Can A Cat Be a Dog In Illinois?

Governor Pritzker welcomes abortion in the state of Illinois, but it’s a high priority for him to look out for our furry friends.  He recently signed legislation that protects cats and dogs from unnecessary testing in Illinois:

At the same time, he is disrespecting human beings in Illinois and putting them in dangerous territory by now allowing anyone to fill in the blanks on their original birth certificate. After recently signing House Bill 0009, Pritzker said “I couldn’t be happier that we are making it easier for Illinoisans to change the gender listed on their birth certificate.”

What else are you going to make it easier for people to lie about, Governor?

What Is A ‘Franchise Tax’?

It’s unfair to small businesses. That’s what it is.

The franchise tax was enacted in Illinois in 1872 and is now considered ‘archaic’. Less than two dozen states have a franchise tax, and not all of those are as unfairly structured as the one in Illinois.  There are approximately 1.2 million small businesses in Illinois and the state lost a net 208 single-establishment firms to out-migration in 2021, the 3rd-worst in the country. Pro-growthpro-business legislation will be necessary if our goal is to encourage people to come to and stay in Illinois.

Another One Bites The Dust

Walgreens is closing its distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, cutting 400 jobs. This comes just six weeks after the drugstore chain announced it would be trimming 504 corporate positions in Chicago and Deerfield.

Businesses have to make difficult decisions all the time, but everyone knows that the state of Illinois stacks the odds against their potential for success.

Bad Ideas from Illinois Getting Elevated Across the Country 

Pritzker pushes for nationwide gun ban while Illinois’ law challenged in courts

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square  Jul 5, 2023

The White House Wednesday highlighted Illinois’ law as what the Biden administration would like to see nationwide.

Read the whole story here:  Pritzker pushes for nationwide gun ban while Illinois’ law challenged in courts | Illinois |

Remembering Gettysburg

This year marks the 160th anniversary of what is widely thought of as the most important battle of the Civil War- The Battle of Gettysburg. There were an estimated 50,000 Confederate and Union soldier casualties between July 1-3, 1863 in the small town of Pennsylvania, and the massive battle changed the course of the war. The bravery of these soldiers, however, did not bring a swift end to the war, and it dragged on for nearly two more years.

In his Gettysburg Address, a November 1863 speech to dedicate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Abraham Lincoln recast the Civil War as a second American Revolution, a rebirth of freedom.

Here is a map of the new 101st House District. Use this link for a clearer picture and to enter your address to see if you live in the district:

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