A poress release from State Republican Leader Christine Radogno:
Sen. Radogno Introduces Rauner’s Turnaround Reforms
Springfield, IL… After weeks of meetings with legislative Democrats failed to produce momentum on some of the state’s most pressing issues, Illinois Republicans took matters into their own hands on May 22, introducing a major legislative package founded in Governor Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda,” which State Senator Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) said would
- freeze property taxes
- improve Illinois’ jobs climate
- transform state government with term limits and redistricting reform.
“People in this state fundamentally understand that this system is corrupt and broken,” said Sen. Radogno. “We have to change direction. This legislative package is the first step in trying to make that happen.”
Senator Radogno’s legislation includes five reform measures that seek to address Illinois’
- 2nd highest property tax rate in the nation
- 3rd worst jobs climate and “worst-run state in the county” reputation.
- SB 1046 (Property Tax Freeze)
- SB 994 (Workers’ Compensation)
- SB 884 (Lawsuit Reform)
- SJRCA 14 (Term Limits)
- SJRCA 15 (Redistricting)
For months, Sen. Radogno has advocated for common-sense improvements and reforms, willingly offering to engage in good-faith negotiation and compromise with her Democrat colleagues.
However, Illinois Democrats have continued to stall negotiations and protect “business as usual” by calling for another massive tax hike to “fix” Illinois’s fiscal crisis.
“Governor Rauner has been very clear: Reform before revenue. Reform first,” said Sen. Radogno.
“I will continue to work with Governor Rauner to fight the status quo and help turn around Illinois. Our goal is to get people to invest here, create jobs and keep the people who live in Illinois here and employed.”
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From the Governor’s Office comes this from Communications Director Lance Trover:
“After weeks of crying for specifics and claiming Governor Rauner refuses to compromise, we now see the Democrats maneuvering for what they really want – no reforms and a fat tax increase on the working families of Illinois.”