The Issues

Healthcare

Michael has been one of the most significant voices in Springfield pushing for improved healthcare and services for seniors, veterans and individuals with disabilities. He serves on the Health Care Licenses and Health Care Availability Access committees in the Illinois House of Representatives. Over the years, Michael has helped pass legislation to improve access to programs and…

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Public Safety

One of the great things about the 20th district is the welcomed presence of current and retired law enforcement. As the son of a former Chicago police officer, Michael has a fond, unbridled respect for the incredibly brave work that police officers and firefighters do day in and day out. His passion for public service has…

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Education

Education is the single most essential service in our society today. It plays a significant role in shaping the lives of our future leaders. Michael is the father of two little ones and knows first hand the need to have good schools in the community. He believes we need an education funding system that is fair…

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O’Hare Noise Relief

A resident of Oriole Park, Michael knows how inconvenient the air traffic noise can be to our daily lives. O’Hare International Airport has one of the country’s busiest airways and is a significant employer in the area. But there needs to be a more effective way of ensuring that the homes of local residents are taken into…

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Fiscal Responsibility and Taxation

The most important issue to Illinois property owners, especially those in Cook County and the city of Chicago, is their incredibly high property and corporate tax burdens. After talking with residents and local business owners, it is clear people have had enough for far too long. Many residents and businesses are contemplating leaving Illinois. Michael does not think it’s…

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State Spending

Like any household, the state of Illinois must find ways to create a spending plan that accounts for the annual revenue stream. Illinois has not has a full budget in place since July 1, 2015. The Illinois Constitution requires “proposed expenditures shall not exceed funds estimated to be available for the fiscal year as shown in the budget.”…

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