Thank you Capron Rescue Squad for making me a part of your ribbon cutting. Congratulations on the new facility. Also, best wishes to Chief Ahrens on your retirement. Thank you for everything you have done for the community.
on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Springfield… State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has issued the following statement in response to the passage of House Bill 576, which repeals the COLA and salary adjustments for legislators in FY16.
“I voted against the budget which authorized the increases and fully support eliminating any future automatic salary and COLA increases. Madigan has been defending legislators pay raises for months. Now he has finally been forced to move based on public outrage.”
“In January of 2015 I introduced HB258, a bill which would permanently eliminate salary increases for legislators. Madigan’s bill (HB576) only stops pay raises for one year. The legislature must exercise financial constraint rather than proceed as if everything is okay. It is better late than never; however, this slow reaction symbolizes how partisan gridlock hinders common sense progress.”
“Thank you to all those who wrote letters, called, and to the press for helping raise awareness on this issue.”
on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thank you Rockford Park District, RACVB and all those who made the Downtown Sports Complex construction tour possible. The facility's amenities will be a great asset to the community. - Rep. Joe Sosnowski.
on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
|Rep. Joe Sosnowski addresses budget questions|
|Attendees listen in on Rep. Joe Sosnowski's PP Presentation|
on Thursday, July 09, 2015
Springfield… State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has issued the following statement in response to the budget impasse discussions in Springfield this week.
“There has been a lot of talk from Speaker Madigan and his Springfield leadership about "extreme" actions as he refers to the Governor, but he is the only "extreme" actor in Springfield. He refuses to work with the Governor under any condition and instead continues to state that a tax increase is the solution. He says any other discussions about ‘non-budget’ items are not important.”
“Unfortunately, these "non-budget" items are business reforms that would grow the economy and are desperately needed. In 2008, there were 200,000 more people in Illinois working than today and our population growth has been flat while other states grow. This problem costs Illinois desperately. Fewer workers, less taxes, less spending, less economic activity, less people is a big "budget" problem for Illinois.”
“For Speaker Madigan and his Springfield leadership to say otherwise is extremely misguided.”