Morrison: Challenges Left Unanswered During Legislative Session
State Representative Tom Morrison (R-54th) has expressed concern after the adjournment of the legislative session at Illinois House.
“The final days of the legislative session have been troubling, especially in what the Democratic majorities saw as political priorities, and what they did not do,” Morrison said on June 2. “Lawmakers have decriminalized possession of hard drugs, enacted comprehensive K-12 sexuality education, and demanded that feminine hygiene products be placed in nearly all toilets in schools across the state, explicitly requiring schools to use them. also store in boys’ facilities. Our biggest challenges have not been addressed or have even been compounded by specific bills: property taxes, unfunded pension liabilities, excessive regulation and public safety. “
According to Morrison, despite the overwhelming public desire to abolish politically-drawn districts, the Democratic majority ignored and blocked these efforts to reform the process. “They used flawed demographics, incumbent home addresses and election results to map out which districts to use for the next 10 years,” he said. “I join with the right government groups across the state in calling on Governor Pritzker to keep his campaign promises to veto these cards.”
The state budget was recently adopted on partisan lines. It authorizes $ 42.3 billion in spending, including giving lawmakers a pay hike and doubling district office budgets – and authorizes about “$ 1 billion in pet projects for district-led districts. Democrats ”.
“I voted ‘no’,” Morrison said. “Although we have adjourned the session in the Illinois House, our work is not finished. I look forward to the conversations throughout the 54e District this summer, to further detail what happened in that session with voters and community groups – and to seek their feedback for the return of lawmakers to the capital.
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