Kirk Dillard

Illinois State Senator | 24th District

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Illinois ranks last, while other states improve credit rating

posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:00 AM
It’s well known that Illinois continues to have the worst credit rating in the nation, but a recently published chart comparing trends across the country highlights a disturbing trend as the state’s credit rating is expected to drop, even as most other states are steadily improving their credit ratings and fiscal climates. Read More >


Dillard: Latest budget signals post-election tax increase and more credit downgrades

posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 AM
The latest budget proposal from majority Democrats relies on more borrowing and delayed payments to state agencies to avoid steep cuts— signaling a post-election tax increase and further bringing into question Illinois’ credibility among investors and rating agencies, said State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Read More >


Education funding bill doesn’t change state’s record of short-changing public schools

posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00 AM
A controversial rewrite of the state’s school funding formula would dramatically change how school aid is distributed said State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Dillard voted against the measure May 27 saying it creates big “winners” at the expense of other, primarily suburban, schools that will see huge reductions in state funding. Read More >


Senate Week in Review: May 19-23, 2014

posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 12:00 AM
As the General Assembly entered what should be its final week of the spring legislative session, majority Democrats appeared to be in disarray and disagreement over the fate of the state’s 2011 “temporary” tax hike. Read More >


Dillard legislation waives license plate fees for ‘Purple Heart’ recipients

posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Legislation to waive license plate registration and renewal fees for “Purple Heart” recipients now advances to the Governor for final approval, said House Bill 4491 sponsor State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale). Read More >


Tax increase push comes on heels of Tax Freedom Day

posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 AM
As talk of a tax increase extension circulates through the Illinois Statehouse, State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says he expects that Tax Freedom Day in Illinois, which was April 28 this year, could very well be pushed back to May within a few years. Read More >