Regulations bogging down business hopes in Illinois, House candidate says
Dr. Jay Kinzler says Illinois has a regulation problem that he plans to treat if elected to the House from the 46th District.
“Springfield puts a lot of mandated regulations, and one example, for instance, is the Prevailing Wage Act,” he told the DuPage Policy Journal. "The Prevailing Wage Act is basically extra guidelines put on public projects. When companies are bidding against each other, you can get the lowest possible bid, but when there are all these restrictions and regulations and mandates from Springfield, these companies just aren't interested in bidding on some of these public projects.”
District 46 is entirely within DuPage County and includes all or part of Glendale Heights, Carol Stream and Villa Park.
Kinzler said he believed the regulations were put in place largely by Democratic legislators who seek input from unions and other individuals “who don’t understand how difficult it is to get projects done when you don’t have competitive bidding.”
He also noted that most citizens aren't really aware of the number of regulations the state has in place, but they do see how they affect business.
“Right now, Illinois is completely run by the Democratic cabal headed by [House Speaker Mike] Madigan," Kinzler said. "That is just driving our state into the ground. We need to have another voice. We need to have a give and a take We need to get back to the democracy where our founding fathers envisioned is that people giving and taking, compromising to come up with reasonable solutions.”
He said his candidacy was important because it is one step toward reversing the power hold the Democrats have in Illinois.
"Or at least make it where there is a two-party system again in Illinois, which I think it would be better for everyone," Kinzler said. "We are really building a neat coalition of a lot of different people.”
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