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Illinois: The fifth largest economy in debt

Written by on February 15, 2020

NORMAL, Ill.- Is term length correlated to corruption? One challenger believes so.

At WGLT’s candidate forum, Republican primary challenger David Blumenshine said he believes State Representative Dan Brady needs to simplify the issues that face Illinois’ District 105 and the state by making tax cuts.

In Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address there was not one mention to the pension crisis. This raises the question, what is Brady doing to keep taxes down and give the Republican party more say in a heavy Democrat state?

Blumenshine doesn’t believe Brady is the answer for Republicans, Blumenshine avoided the political talk and stated how Brady’s term length needs to be re-evaluated.

“He doesn’t take the complex and make it simple. He’s been there too long,” said Blumenshine.

Blumenshine said, “My heart goes out to him, 20 years is a heck of a run, but it’s not getting it done.”

Blumenshine not only called out the term length of Brady, but where the Illinois income is going.

“ISU, like so many pensioners have been lied to for a long time. That money has never existed, and that’s when we need to hold our elected officials accountable for the money they are taking.”

Brady said he didn’t think the people should be the ultimate deciders of term length.

He said he was doing a good job and that those in Springfield noticed all his good work for the State.

Blumenshine did not agree, “We are the fifth largest economy in the United States of America and we have a problem with debt. What is going on? Corruption and mismanagement.”