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Rep. Grant calls for support in her commitment to 'positive change' in Springfield


By Glenn Minnis | Feb 10, 2020

Illinois state Rep. Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) | https://repgrant.com/

Illinois state Rep. Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) wants to be part of a monumental shift in Springfield, and she's calling out for support from both political parties.

“We need to deal with our problems head-on,” Grant told the DuPage Policy Journal. “It seems that any time we don’t really want to deal with an issue, our way of handling it is to launch another task force. That, in and of itself, is not a solution.”

Grant speaks from first-hand experience. She served on the 88-member, Democratic-chaired property tax relief task force that she said was essentially doomed from the beginning.

“We spent the whole session and never once talked about the pension debt that is fueling everything,” Grant said. “When 25 cents of every tax dollar is channeled toward pensions, we simply cannot solve the property tax problem without addressing pensions.”

On her website, Grant writes that most voters have grown tired of politicians who cry foul when stories of corruption become public, but fail to support any safeguards that might help prevent such abuse.

“With all their super-majorities, I heard a colleague say the Democrats bully us into not having our voices heard,” she said. “As a Republican, I can say not one of our bills gets to the floor that seriously deals with an issue. Springfield is in need of bold solutions by elected officials that are determined to address Illinois’ most pressing problems. I am committed to enacting positive change and invite my peers from both sides of the aisle to join me.”

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