Springfield, IL…State Representative Travis Robert Weaver (R-Edwards) spent the morning advocating for tax and budget reforms during a news conference with House Republican Leader Tony McCombie (IL-89), and Deputy Leader and Chief Budgeteer Norine Hammond (IL-94).
“Illinois was one of three states in the nation in this past census to lose net population in the last decade and it was Illinois first census showing a net population loss.” said Weaver. “We need a whole new approach to chronic overspending and the taxes to pay for it. We must grow jobs and businesses here in Illinois. If we unleash Illinois’ immense potential by restraining state spending and taxes we can not only stop hemorrhaging population but be a powerful magnet to attract people and jobs.”
Weaver, the newly sworn-in State Representative serving Illinois’ 93rd House District, has extensive experience in the private sector, from working in strategy and finance at Caterpillar, to investing in and leading various small businesses and start-ups.
“Travis Weaver has impressive private sector experience that gives him a unique perspective on how to grow businesses, attract and create jobs, and ensure every Illinoisan can provide for their family with food on the table and a roof over their heads,” said Illinois House Republican Leader Tony McCombie. “I’m excited to have his experience working with us to create real solutions.”
The press conference, held in Springfield, can be viewed here.