When long-time State Rep. Dick Mautino Auditor General, it left a vacancy that was filled by Andy Skoog, former LaSalle County Circuit Clerk.
Mautino underwent a withering campaign, barely winning.
No wonder Mautino welcomed being appointed to a post with a ten-year term at a higher salary.
Now his replacement, Andy Skoog, has signed onto State Rep. David McSweeney’s resolution opposing a retirement tax.
When asked by The Times, both Republican candidates–Jerry Long and Jacob Bramel–took the same position.
The story cites Crystal Lake Republican State Rep. Barbara Wheeler’s support for a tax on public pensions.
Neither Wheeler nor State Rep. Mike Tryon are co-sponsors of McSweeney’s anti-pension tax resolution.
Every Republican who votes for a tax increase bill gives a vulnerable Democrat a better opportunity to win election by voting “No.”
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Thanks to Dave Diersen’s at least daily email of links to Illinois stories political for pointing me to the story in The Times out of LaSalle about the candidates’ positions on the retirement tax. You can contact Diersen to get on his email list here.