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State House District 66

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    Suzanne M. Ness
    (Dem)

  • Allen Skillicorn
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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

Do you support the Fair Tax (graduated rate income tax) amendment?

What measures will you support for equitable redistricting?

What is your position on vote by mail and would you support a universal vote by mail for Illinois?

Any legislation or policies that our State passes in relation to COVID must be guided by science and the advice of medical experts. As a state, we also must make sure these new policies and laws are feasible for the businesses in our community. We cannot find a solution for this new way of life if we aren’t considering all people, businesses and organizations affected by it. While we are still learning what all the impacts COVID-19 will have on our State’s finances, the legislature must be prepared to deal with the influx of furloughed workers, displaced families and a backlog of finances that are a result of the global pandemic. On the McHenry County board, we were able to enact a balanced budget within my first year on the board. We must
Illinoisans will have the final say on whether or not the income tax structure in our state should change and giving voters that power is how this process should be done. If the amendment passes, legislators will be tasked with the responsibility of providing necessary oversight in the budget process to ensure that all revenues are being used to benefit the state as a whole by improving the state’s finances, encouraging economic growth and ensuring the future viability of our state.
Any sort of fair redistricting needs to happen at a Federal Level first. If all State’s aren’t playing by the same rules then we will continue to see the same State’s taking advantage of redistricting. Fair redistricting is an important conversation, but only one step in making sure the public can trust the Government again.
I believe that voting by mail is a great option for those who are unable to vote in person or live temporarily away from their voting address. I do not support a universal vote by mail program for Illinois.
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