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State House District 17

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  • Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
    (Dem)

  • Christopher Kruger
    (Grn)

  • Yesoe Yoon
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What is your position on the Fair Tax (graduated rate income tax) amendment? 

How would you address Illinois' revenue shortfall, especially in light of COVID-19, including plans to raise more revenue and how to prioritize spending.

What are your priorities for protecting the quality of air and water in Illinois?

What specific recommendations do you have for ethics reform in the Illinois legislature?

Do you support affordable housing, and if so, what would you do to make affordable housing a reality?

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Campaign Website http://kruger4staterep.com
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I support the Fair Tax; without the Fair Tax, I predict even more draconian, excessive and regressive fees and taxes will be imposed on more vulnerable Illinoisans.I would push for the Fair Tax as I mentioned before as well as the LaSalle Street Tax (S.B. 1970) calling for a $1/contract fee on all agricultural futures and options and a $2/contract fee on all other futures, options and other derivatives traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, accepting options on individual stocks. Average contract size at these exchanges is more than $225,000, so this tax amounts to less than 2/1000 of a percent of average contract value. Each year the value of products traded on these two exchanges totals well over $900 trillion. These two tax policies are the first steps Illinois needs to take to balance its revenue shortfalls. This question illustrates why it''s imperative to pass the fair tax. If we don''t pass the fair tax Illinois
Tax plastic; ban styrofoam; ban fracking; stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Give tax incentives to renewable energy; pass the Illinois Green Jobs Act.
I would propose a bill analogous to Senator Elizabeth Warren''s Anti-corruption and Public Integrity Act; I note that I myself am not in need of reform, because I do not accept donations from PACs, lobbyists or corporations.
Repeal the ban on rent control; use eminent domain to seize long-abandoned homes in blighted communities; renew efforts to assert fines and fees on foreclosed abandoned properties that were lost in the federal case FHFA v City of Chicago; put real teeth, meaning enforce-ability, and increase set-asides to statutes governing community benefit agreements, as ordinances like Chicago''s are largely aspirational.
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