Doug Jameson stands in support of East St. Louis Township trustees recently moving to strip town Supervisor Alvin Parks of his power to spend taxpayer money beyond what might be found in his petty cash box.
As sobering as the news is of an IRS study that found more than 86,000 people leaving Illinois at a cost of nearly $5 billion in adjusted gross income over just a year’s time, Jonas Petty said it’s to be expected.
Though Illinois lost more than 86,000 residents and nearly $5 billion in adjusted gross income over a yearlong period beginning in 2015, Doug Jameson fears things could get even worse without major policy changes.
An American Tort Reform Foundation report has reaffirmed the Metro-East’s status as the “lawsuit abuse capital of the U.S.,” with nearby Madison County being named among the nation’s “worst judicial hellholes.”
Jonas Petty, who is running in the Republican primary against state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) in the 100th House District, readily embraces his place in what he sees as a growing movement destined to change Illinois politics.