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In early May, Governor Pritzker put forth his Restore Illinois plan to reopen Illinois. Many lawmakers, including Senator Barickman, have made repeated calls upon Democratic-leaders in the Senate and the House to hold a public hearing on the Governor's controversial plan. Do you believe public hearings should have been held to allow input and discussion on the reopening plan for the State of Illinois?
As Illinois continues to deal with the aftermath of the Governor's stay-at-home order, many small businesses are struggling. Should the implementation of the minimum wage increase be delayed to help these struggling businesses recover?
At the end of May, the legislature passed a partisan budget that includes pay raises to state legislators. Do you believe action should be taken to remove the automatic cost-of-living increase for state lawmakers?
The current process for drawing the boundaries for legislative districts is a "winner-take-all" system where one party controls the entire process. As a result, legislative districts tend to be drawn to favor one party over another, and often candidates run unopposed. Should the Illinois Constitution be amended to create a nonpartisan or bipartisan redistricting process?
Yes, we need to change the current system
No, leave the current system alone
Several groups have proposed widening the tax base by taxing certain services that currently aren't taxed, such as attorney fees and travel agency services. Do you support or oppose this idea?
Yes, I support taxing services
No, I oppose taxing services
Businesses have often cited the high costs of Workers Compensation Insurance as a major reason to move out of Illinois or not add jobs in the state. Nearly every business organization has asked the state legislature to reform the Workers Compensation system to reduce those costs. What do you think about this idea?
Yes, reform Workers Compensation now
No, leave workers compensation alone
State Universities have complained that the state's current procurement process (the regulations governing the purchasing of goods and services for government entities) is too burdensome and increases their operating costs. A current proposal for consideration would streamline the process and could save the state university system $500 million per year. Should procurement reform be enacted to help save our colleges money?
Yes, we need to enact procurement reform
No, leave the system alone
Should the Illinois Constitution be amended to add term limits?
Yes, for legislative leaders only
Yes, for all legislators
No, term limits rob the legislature of important institutional knowledge
Several bills have been filed to freeze property taxes for homeowners, while still allowing citizens to raise taxes if needed through referendum. Do you support such a property tax freeze?
Yes, I support such a property tax freeze
No, I oppose such a property tax freeze
There have been several recent proposals to restrict Second Amendment rights, including "assault weapon" bans, bans on magazines holding more than 10 rounds, increasing the waiting period for all gun purchases, and limiting purchases to one firearm per month. Do you support or oppose these restrictions?
Yes, I support increased gun control
No, I oppose increased gun control
Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking tobacco. Some people use it to wean themselves off tobacco. However, there are concerns that vaping has become an easy opening to children and young adults to begin smoking. Do you support banning flavored vaping products?
Governor Pritzker and the State Board of Education have announced that all K-12 students will be required to wear face coverings in schools once they reopen. The coverings are required at all times unless the student is under 2 years old, or has a health condition that does not permit the face covering to be worn. Do you support this policy?
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