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Illinois House District 81

Description of office: The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, it consists of 118 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for two-year terms with no limits; redistricted every 10 years, based on the U.S. Census. The state legislature has the power to make laws and impeach judges. Lawmakers must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of the district in which they serve for at least two years.

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    Anne Stava-Murray

  • Laura Hois

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What is your position on the proposed graduated rate income tax for the state of Illinois?

What is your position on the Fair Maps Amendment to implement a non-partisan system for drawing legislative maps for Illinois?

In light of the opioid crisis, an increase in suicide rates, and mass shootings throughout the country, what is your view of the state of Illinois’ responsibility to help its citizens with mental health treatment, including addiction?

It is against Illinois ethics laws for a State Rep candidate to campaign for or against a proposed constitutional amendment once it's been placed on the ballot.

Out of an abundance of caution for ethics, I can explain why I voted to put this on the ballot to voters but nothing further. I voted to put a graduated tax to the voters, because it creates a fairer system of taxation that doesn't unduly burden our middle class or residents of least means. It also could help us not raise taxes on as many people as possible when looking at how to close budget deficits.
I'm a strong proponent of fair maps and would like to see a non-partisan system for drawing maps that also upholds all of the essential points within the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
I have been a strong proponent of increased mental health resources. The DuPage Democratic women representatives have been working together on this issue and ideating ways to bring more dollars to our communities for these exact purposes.

Currently, we have far too few beds when it comes to inpatient treatment for a variety of mental health needs. Further, we have an extreme dearth of resources in particular for our Medicaid participants, including children who may be struggling.

As a state government, it's our responsibility to give our residents the best opportunities for health and wellbeing that we can, including subsidizing some of the infrastructure necessary to deliver these services when the private sector alone is not delivering.
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