Dennis Collins: Reason for hope in Illinois by Kristina Rasmussen
Meet Dennis Collins. He's a fellow Illinoisan and dedicated dad.
He’s a humble guy who did something quite extraordinary. Earlier this year, Morgan County, about 90 miles north of St. Louis, sought to increase its sales tax in a referendum. Collins decided to get involved. He organized an opposition committee and ran a clean and principled campaign against the tax increase. And he won. All too often, I hear people express dismay about the future of Illinois politics and public policy. “Is there any chance for real change?” “Is the state too far gone?” People such as Dennis Collins are living proof that we have reason to be hopeful. Good people are working to make Illinois great again by championing the principles of economic freedom and personal responsibility.
Check out our short film about Collins’ victory. It was filmed and produced by the Institute’s own videographer, Charles Fritschner. It’s a “must watch” for all Illinois reformers. Be inspired.
Read more stories like this in our latest Compass.
governments are crushing entrepreneurs in Illinois, and we're fighting
back. Our latest issue profiles Julie Crowe, an entrepreneur and Marine
Corps veteran, who's taking on the city of Bloomington. Also in this
Compass, "People Changing Policy,"a featuring Dennis Collins, a
dedicated dad who successfully fought against a sales tax referendum in
Morgan County, plus a look back at this quarter's events and an
introduction to the Institute's new chief economist, Dr. Lawrence J.