SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
But she’s here to teach everyone else

Monday, Apr 7, 2014

* This is a big reason why Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) hasn’t yet passed a single bill. From Illinois Review

A property tax relief bill that passed the Illinois House last week remains a topic of discussion among Republicans that voted against it. State Rep. David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington) legislation places a one year restriction on the ability to levy general revenue budgets on a specific list of small townships in specific Chicago area counties. […]

Speculation is that McSweeney folded into the bill specific demands by Speaker Madigan, which were intended to blunt crticism of key Democrat lawmakers. […]

“We need tax relief that applies across the board,” Ives told Illinois Review. “Rep. McSweeney’s bill applies to the smaller population townships, and not across the state. And the bill could save affected taxpayers only $1.00 and it would be for just for one year.” […]

As the bill moved along in the process, Rep. McSweeney made changes or promises of change that eliminated more and more townships from being under the tax levy restriction. After removing the bill from the House agenda on March 6th, McSweeney withheld any activity on the bill until the day after the party primaries, when he amended the bill to exempt five other townships, including Orland, Bloom, Rich, Stickney, and Calumet in the south suburbs. […]

“Unfortunately, it was a bad bill,” Rep. Ives said. “It implemented the property tax freeze for only one year. Property tax freezes remove local control of property taxes and hand it to the state. The better way to reduce property taxes at the state level is to reduce or eliminate unfunded mandates.”

* Yeah, it was a small bill that didn’t provide more than a speck of property tax relief, but it got a big camel nose under the tent. You pass this one, then maybe other townships are forced to follow. Who knows where it could stop?

Also, publicly blasting a fellow conservative Republican for working with the majority to pass a tax relief bill is kinda goofy and bad form.

Not to mention that Ives appeared to be on several sides of the issue. It’s too narrow, my constituents who aren’t getting it will complain. It doesn’t last long enough, freezes aren’t the way to go.

Please, pick a lane.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


25 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:18 pm:

    Oy


  2. - Norseman - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    Rich, please don’t cue her in on why she’s having trouble. We can only be thankful that she hasn’t passed anything.


  3. - Formerly Known As... - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    “See, if I had the ability to introduce legislation, I would have done it better, not like Mr. McSweeney.”


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Bet she can’t wait for Breen. Rep. Ives is useless to get supporters, and even more irrelevant to her detractors.

    Rep. McSweeney could “teach” Rep. Ives a thing or nine. Thr fact Rep. McSweeney isn’t teaching, means he has learned tons. Good on him.

    If there was an Outstanding Freshman for all 4 Csucuses, Rep. McSweeney would get my vote.

    Heck, I would even try to help her at this point!

    Rep. Ives, if you are missing a yard sign, I have it. Couldn’t resist. It was a “teaching” moment.


  5. - thechampaignlife - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:43 pm:

    I’d like to see assessed values locked in at the time of purchase with the only adjustments being for inflation or improvements. That would prevent issues where a shiny new development pushes out lower income residents who suddenly find their assessed value increasing outside of their control.


  6. - A guy... - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    OW, you might want to read up, study up and brush up on Breen a little. You’re sadly misinformed on how capable this guy could become. He just “smoked” a long time incumbent in what appears to be a Conservative, but not overly conservative district. From all the press accounts I’ve been able to read, he’s a fascinating and very astute guy. Might cause you to redefine “Slytherin”. None other than Greg Harris spoke of what a decent and friendly adversary he was. It’s not part of your narrative, so I guess it just can’t be.


  7. - Big Muddy - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    Ives is a complete waste of a house seat. Is this what Proft wants? Breen won’t be able to get anything done either unless he moves more to the middle but I ain’t holding my breath on that one. Correct me if I’m wrong here but wouldn’t we all have been better off if Wheaton would have elected a nice flowering shrub of some sort? Way less noise, nicer to look at and exact same results.


  8. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:13 pm:

    thechampaignlife - in a way, your proposal gets at the heart of why real estate taxes are a lousy way to fund government. That shiny new development may have been assisted by roads, streets and schools paid for from those taxes. And the value of the lower income resident’s home is going up, even if they can’t afford the taxes nor realize the value without selling it. A better solution than freezing assessments (which just leads to the anomaly of two people with the exact same home paying different taxes for the same services, depending on when they moved in) would be to temporarily freeze the assessment but give the taxing bodies a lien on the home for the difference between what was paid and what would have been paid if the assessments hadn’t been frozen, payable upon sale of the home.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    To the Post,

    You can be as conservative as you want, “thoughtful” as you think you are, but if you start thinking going after Colleagues and “teaching” and not understanding why it’s important to be collegial, and yet not be a “Mushroom”, this term has been a waste.

    Jeanne Ives is a “Poison Mushroom”(?)

    Being a loner, in a Legislative Body, geared toward compromise and governing makes Ives ignorant to what the job of legislator really entails.


  10. - TwoFeetThick - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    Rep. Ives is a textbook example of the type of Republican that is destroying the party.


  11. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:37 pm:

    Poster child for the Eternal Victim Party. Nostalgic for a time that never existed.


  12. - A guy... - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:39 pm:

    She’s not ready for the “fine grit” sandpaper, that’s for sure.


  13. - DuPage - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:54 pm:

    That’s my rep., Jeanne! (Unfortunately)


  14. - Senator Clay Davis - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:58 pm:

    Jeanne Ives is example of what happens when cable news dominates the mainstream political discourse. She doesn’t deviate from the national talking points, fails to see nuance, and lives within a false Dem-GOP paradigm that just isn’t valid in Illinois. “Taxes bad, freedom good, renewables bad, guns good, welfare bad, America good,” and on and on. She’s completely non-constructive and that’s why she’s the irrelevant.

    She should run for Congress, that way she could bark her nonsense talking points louder, look good on television, add nothing new to the dialogue, AND pass no bills. She’d fit right in!


  15. - BlueSox - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 4:59 pm:

    My feelings the same DuPage. Maybe she should pick a lane…. like one of those run away truck lanes you see on the highway out west.


  16. - Walker - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 5:21 pm:

    McSweeney and Ives are equally conservative along many lines.

    The difference is that McSweeney acts, while Ives talks.

    Perhaps she is one of the very few who so dislike government that she is committed to making sure it doesn’t work.


  17. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 7:11 pm:

    “My constituents didn’t send me to Springfield to make friends.”

    - Rep. Ives

    “Or pass legislation, apparently. Or even make sense, as an aside.”

    - Rich Miller

    Okay, I am summarizing, but this pretty accurately describes the conversation from my vantage point.

    In Ives’ defense, Terry Parke and Cal Skinner spent most of their careers in Springfield being dogmatically opposed to everything. There is a niche out there.


  18. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 7:14 pm:

    @Clay Davis -

    Terry Parke and Cal Skinner predated the pre-eminence of FOX News.

    Don’t blame Rock n’ Roll. Kids have always been misbehavin’


  19. - Michelle Flaherty - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 10:56 pm:

    Cal Skinner looks like a pragmatic moderate compared to Ives. He actually had a small agenda and worked across the aisle on prison reform issues.


  20. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 7, 14 @ 11:09 pm:

    - A Guy… -,

    Rep. Greg Harris has class. Lets be clear; with all the trials and tribulations Rep. Harris has faced in the General Assembly, I can’t recall a time where that class was not on display, even going toe to toe with his advisaries.

    === He just “smoked” a long time incumbent in what appears to be a Conservative, but not overly conservative district. From all the press accounts I’ve been able to read, he’s a fascinating and very astute guy===

    You align yourself with Ives and Proft and the manner they go about their business, and you are “aligned” with the Thomas More Society, and how the Pihos race was run.

    I see Breen and Ives as not only natural allies, but a “faculty of two teachers” who are clueless as to the workings of a legislative body whose task is for the greater good.

    Diversity of Caucus also means the Reagan Rule is critical fit the GOP, and “teachers” never learn that lesson.

    ===Might cause you to redefine “Slytherin”===

    You keep “selling”, I will keep with what I see as fact in word and deed. That Primary, is not helping your cause.


  21. - Lunchbox - Tuesday, Apr 8, 14 @ 7:35 am:

    Rep. Ives is an embarrassment. If only more voters paid attention to her traits of being uncompromising and unsuccessful in passing legislation instead of the R next to her name in what is a bread and butter economic issues suburban district.


  22. - Rather Be Golfing - Tuesday, Apr 8, 14 @ 8:49 am:

    OW-
    Being a loner, in a Legislative Body, geared toward compromise and governing makes Ives ignorant to what the job of legislator really entails. -

    Unfortunately, she is not the only one.


  23. - Kansas Komet - Tuesday, Apr 8, 14 @ 8:59 am:

    Ugh, her primary opponent made all the above arguments against Ives and lost 2-1. People of her district are not whacko leftists like most on this board. What is it about liberals and their over the top hatred of any principled conservative woman?


  24. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Apr 8, 14 @ 8:59 am:

    ===Unfortunately, she is not the only one.===

    The irony is that a Jeanne Ives, or the very small group like her, thinks they are “making a difference”, then claim they are not there to make “friends”, but can’t see that getting 59 others to follow you requires finesse. Ives lacks finesse if anything… and grace, and statements like those towards a colleague, class. When Ives, like others before her, stops “teaching”, she will find the GA a bit more welcoming.


  25. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Apr 8, 14 @ 10:39 am:

    –Kansas Komet–

    Awesome handle.

    We should be thankful for the years Gale could give us, but it’s hard not to be disappointed that we didn’t get more.

    No one like him, really. Ever, before or since.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Today's quotable
* Question of the day
* The most bizarre impasse ever
* Rauner Family YMCA shuts down program for lack of state funds
* Exelon needs to get to the table
* The DCCC's circular firing squad
* New United Way survey details meltdown
* *** UPDATED x1 - Governor denies report *** Report: Rauner attended Koch donor conference
* Rate AFSCME's new video
* Doomsday timeline
* Tribune favors "right to work" zone for Mistubishi plant
* It's Rauner's world now
* Madigan explains himself
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * How to be happy with a cell carrier contract
        * OnePlus’ Carl Pei confirms another smartphone coming this year
        * Motorola’s Moto G (2015) ad proves that the phone is always there for you
        * HTC One M9 receiving Android 5.1 in select regions tomorrow
        * Telstra Giving Away Free 12-Month Trial of Apple Music with Go Plans
        * Access your smartphone’s voice command system with Satechi button
        * New Huawei Honor phone visits TENAA

        * Bullpen allows Rays to rally late in opener
        * Ill-fated send home costs White Sox in ninth
        * Rays 5, White Sox 4: Hit 'send' to end
        * Strikeout artists Sale, Archer set to duel
        * Bullpen allows Rays to rally late in opener
        * Prospect Thompson called up by White Sox
        * White Sox promote pair of scouting department vets

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2015
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * EXCHANGE: Uniform store founded by police officer expands
        * Group plans for Chicago Halloween parade
        * Illinois Senate taking up plan to spend $5B in federal funds
        * Questionable computer files leads to priest's suspension
        * Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits
        * Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement
        * Rauner declares 23 counties disaster areas, seeks FEMA help
        * Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts
        * 7 northern Illinois counties looking to form alliance
        * Rauner signs bill regarding student concussions

        * Adult education funding cause for concern, Springfield school superintendent tells board
        * 'Fair share' court decision was a blow, but not a knockout, union says
        * Adult education funding cause for concern, Gill tells school board
        * Rauner declares 23 counties disaster areas, seeks FEMA help
        * Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts
        * Rauner signs bill regarding student concussions
        * Lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget
        * Statehouse Insider: What took them so long?
        * Executive Mansion to get new roof; fundraising event coming up
        * Blagojevich attorney says he'll ask full court for rehearing

        * Allstate's quarterly profit slides 45% as auto losses rise
        * Allstate’s quarterly profit slides 45% as auto losses rise
        * Ty Warner introduces Beanie Baby Cecil to raise awareness
        * Mesirow to close bankruptcy consulting business
        * Blackhawks, Rush to pay $26.7 million for Malcolm X site


          * Man released from hospital after Loop stabbing
          * 4 wounded in South, West side shootings
          * Off-duty correctional officer wounded in Little Village shooting
          * State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid
          * Chicago to net $16 million for Malcolm X site
          * Four questioned in fatal shooting outside Gary bar
          * Shooting death of Gary teen stuns family, puzzles police
          * After storm, a dad's death at Wood Dale fest is lamented, will be litigated
          * Man charged with 2013 killings of accomplice, rival gang member
          * Man dies days after being shot in University Village


          * Adult education funding cause for concern, Springfield school superintendent tells board
          * Michael Gerson: A great deal -- for Iran
          * Kathleen Parker: Conception deception
          * 'Fair share' court decision was a blow, but not a knockout, union says
          * Rauner declares 23 counties disaster areas, seeks FEMA help
          * Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts
          * Rauner signs bill regarding student concussions
          * Dick Haas: Critical to strengthen Illinois' public record
          * Lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget
          * Statehouse Insider: What took them so long?


          * Peoria woman nurses baby 'Hummy' back to health, releases it
          * Ministers miss mark on gambling
          * Former UI gymnastics coach returns
          * Updated: Trooper charged with felony in Steak 'n Shake incident
          * Investigation's conclusion draws expected reactions
          * Class of 2015's Davis no longer with Illini
          * Tate: Some conclusions reached in women's hoops case
          * Asmussen: Eyes turn to next UI investigation
          * The News-Gazette Sports Page 08-03-15
          * West Nile surfaces in Champaign County


          * Mahtook single in 9th lifts Rays to 5-4 win over White Sox
          * Solarte's two homers lift Padres to 13-5 rout of Brewers
          * Report: 2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse
          * St. Charles man drowns in Wisconsin
          * Chicago Fire can't overlook upcoming MLS game

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Planned Parenthood Cuts - RiverBender.com...

          * State workers' suit against Duckworth spil......
          * State workers' suit against Duckworth spil......
          * State workers' suit against Duckworth spil......

          * Morning Minute: U.S. home prices climbed in May, S&P/Case-Shiller reports
          * HUD action aims to improve integration and reduce segregation
          * Why your real estate Facebook posts fail (and what you can do about it)
          * Morning Minute: Tips for turning your backyard into a summer oasis
          * REALTORS® participate in Chicago legislative symposium
          * IAR members blanket the map with responses on Ad Tax Call for Action
          * Morning Minute: Is Illinois a dog state or cat state?
          * Morning Minute: Neighborhood walkability is important to many younger and first-time buyers
          * Difanis honored by Central Illinois Business Magazine
          * Harvard: New multifamily home construction not enough to help all rental demand


          * Department on Aging Hosts Activities for Seniors and Their Families During the Illinois State Fair - August 17 is “Senior Day” – Admission is free for guests age 60 years & older
          * Illinois EPA Statement on Clean Power Plan Final Rule
          * Governor Takes Bill Action
          * Gov. Rauner and Fitness Icon Jake Steinfeld Award Three Illinois Schools for Commitment to Physical Fitness and Wellness Programs
          * Streamlined Nursing Licensure Verification Begins Today




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller