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    Jackie Haas
    (Rep)

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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?

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Campaign Phone (815) 592-3064
Campaign Website http://votejackie.com
Campaign Email haasforrep@gmail.com
Campaign Instagram http://jackiehaasforstaterep
If we are going to increase revenues, we need to prioritize our businesses and promote policies to ensure economic growth. Unfortunately, for most of this public health crisis, large big box stores remained open at small businesses' expense - a complete oversight by Governor Pritzker. We must support local businesses, and raising taxes is not a productive answer to spur economic growth. We can prioritize spending, starting with pinpointing areas of waste in our budget.

No. I don't support the tax hike amendment on the November ballot. Changing our state's tax code will have severe implications for the middle class, and I believe taxpayers are being sold false promises. While this tax is marketed as a tax on the wealthy, there are no guarantees it will stay that way. Eventually, middle-class taxpayers will have their taxes raised to account for the state's continued overspending; the Pritzker Administration has already threatened a 20% tax increase if the tax hike amendment doesn't pass. When will this 'tax and spend' habit end? What we need to do is spend within our means and pass balanced budgets
I support an independent fair maps commission. The process needs to be a non-partisan, data driven approach to allow voters to pick their legislators, not the other way around.

Our state already has some of the most expansive election laws in the country: absentee voting, a long period of early voting, grace period voting, in-person Election Day voting, Election Day voter registration, and online voter registration. While I favor expanding voting opportunities to Illinois residents, it needs to be done in the right way. Unfortunately, this legislation was pushed through at the last minute, with areas of concern ignored.