Jack Franks: ‘Nobody goes home, nothing else gets worked on, let’s fix the budget.’

Greg Bishop – Illinois News Network: State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, said nothing is more important than solving the budget crisis. “Understand that we’re spending every week more than $200 million more than what we’re bringing in,” Franks said. “We’re digging a deeper hole every day. It’s more than $30 million every day.” Franks said lawmakers should stay in [Read More]

Democratic State Rep Jack Franks

Jack Franks Champions ‘Double-Dipping’ Pension Reform in Springfield

Madeleine Doubeck on May 3, 2016: State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, continues to push a bill, HB1334, that would require that future local police and fire employees notify a pension fund if he or she becomes a full-time employee of another system so that their retirement annuity can be suspended until they are no longer [Read More]

Illinois House Backs Democratic Redistricting Amendment

Dave McKinney on May 3rd, 2016 Since Democrats controlled the state legislature and the governor’s office after the 2010 census, they won the once-a-decade right to draw new legislative district boundaries. The process enabled the party to build super-majorities in both the Senate and House. “The power we presently have is only to protect incumbents,” [Read More]