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on Friday, May 27, 2016
State Representative Grant Wehrli on Friday stood up with his House Republican colleagues calling for the House to continue working through the Weekend on a responsible compromise budget solution.
Rank and file members have been participating in working groups aimed at bridging the gap and coming up with both reforms and budgetary compromises, but Speaker Madigan this week dismissed the groups' efforts , and, with mere days remaining in the scheduled spring session, on Friday adjourned the House for the weekend.
Representative Wehrli again stressed that he is ready to work every day on a responsible, balanced budget compromise.
on Wednesday, May 18, 2016
There’s no question that our current formula for funding schools is broken. It allows for huge disparities from one region to another in dollars that are available to spend on students. Some of that disparity is by chance (despite local efforts, there is simply not enough property wealth in the district to raise adequate property tax revenue for schools), but some is by choice (the property wealth is there, but local officials refuse to tap into it). Read more at Positively Naperville.
Rep. Wehrli: Auditor General Mautino Needs to Remember He Answers to the General Assembly, Taxpayers
on Monday, May 16, 2016
Statement of State Representative Grant Wehrli on Auditor General Frank Mautino responding to lawmakers’ third demand for answers to longstanding finance and ethics questions with yet another delay:
“A week and a half ago more than 20 members of the House and Senate sent Auditor General Mautino a third letter demanding answers to serious inquiries about questionable campaign expenses and reporting practices, and for the third time he refused to answer and responded with another excuse for delay-the latest delay excuse is the State Board of Elections Hearing.
Auditor General Mautino needs to recognize that this is not just a State Board of Elections matter. These are serious ethical and possibly criminal questions that go to the very core of his fitness and ability to do his job safeguarding taxpayer dollars. The Auditor General also needs to recognize that he answers to the General Assembly and the taxpayers we represent; and we are out of patience,” said Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville).
Wehrli: Auditor General needs to Stop Stalling on Months-old Campaign Expense and Reporting Questions
on Thursday, May 05, 2016
“Our first letter to Auditor General Mautino was sent on February 1st. He requested a bit more time to which we willingly agreed. At the end of February, he told us we could expect an answer within weeks. But now we’re in the month of May, and these questions are still festering because he simply won’t address them,” said State Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville). “If there’s nothing improper, as he asserts, then why won’t he simply answer the questions so he and we can put this issue behind us?”