State Representative Jack Franks of Woodstock

Petty Democratic Politics Ruin IL Budget Deal

By Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson on May 31st, 2016: Several Senate Democrats, including some members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, were unhappy with the budget blueprint Madigan muscled through the House last week, contending the longtime speaker too often dictates to them what the state budget will be. The bill failed, [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks

Jack Franks’ Budget Transparency Bill Passes

Rep Jack Franks¬†on April 14th, 2016: State Rep. Jack D. Franks, D-Marengo, passed legislation out of the House on Wednesday, with strong bipartisan support, requiring local governments to fully disclose taxpayer funded incentives in their budgets to increase transparency of the fiscal practices of local units of government. “Too often, local governments do not count [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks of Woodstock

Jack Franks Encourages Tax Filers to Use Free State Service

Rep Jack Franks on March 24th, 2016: In advance of the April 15 deadline for individuals to file their 2016 income taxes, state Rep. Jack D. Franks, D-Marengo, is encouraging taxpayers to use resources provided by the state to assist with processing returns and tracking refunds. “Tax season can be a time of considerable frustration, [Read More]

Jack Franks tells Springfield to Listen to their Constituents not their Party Leaders

Scott Reeder on May 29th, 2016: In fact, every five minutes, Illinois suffers a net loss of one resident. And yet, moments after the speech, there were still some pooh-poohing that talk of this exodus of people and jobs from the state was some sort of right wing propaganda. Well, if those lawmakers don’t believe [Read More]