Stressing the need for Illinois families to seize the opportunity for change, State Representative
Reggie Phillips today joined other House Republican freshman legislators saying it’s time for term limits.

“Chicago legislators who control the General Assembly – House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton – have been in Springfield for a combined 80 years. Their rule has left our state and our economy in shambles, but it’s clear they are going to continue to fight to maintain their control no matter what the cost to our families and our communities,” Representative Phillips said. “Voters statewide deserve the opportunity to say ‘enough is enough’. It’s time to bring real, positive change to the General Assembly.”

An initiative to put a binding term limits referendum on the 2014 General Election ballot was denied by a three-judge Illinois Appellate Court last August, leaving legislative action as the best alternative. With three separate joint constitutional amendments filed, House Republicans point to the onset of gridlock so early into the new Governor’s first term along with the increasingly draconian House rules as evidence that term limits need immediate consideration. 
As part of his ongoing commitment to contribute a portion of his state salary to benefit local organizations, Representative Phillips recently presented Mattoon Area Family YMCA staff with a $1,500 contribution.
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