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State House, District 55

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The questions

All candidates were invited to respond to questionnaires, although not all chose to participate. Click on a candidate's name to see the unedited response to each question.

Biographical information & experience
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Martin J. Moylan
Political party: Democrat
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Susan Sweeney
Political party: Republican
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Campaign information
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Moylan

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For incumbents: In either the fall veto session or in January, will you support a bill like SB1673? That bill cuts pension costs for four of five state pension systems by making state workers and retirees choose between keeping state-subsidized health insurance or an automatic 3 percent annual pension hike during retirement. Do you support the element of the bill that shifts employer pension costs from the state to local school districts?
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Moylan

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If you don't support a bill like SB1673, what is your plan for rescuing the state's pension systems?
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Moylan

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For challengers or candidates for an open seat: If there is no action on pension reform in the fall veto session or in early January, would you support a bill like SB1673 in the next legislative session? That bill cuts pension costs for four of five state pension systems by making state workers and retirees choose between keeping state-subsidized health insurance or an automatic 3 percent annual pension hike during retirement. Do you support the element of the bill that shifts employer pension costs from the state to local school districts?
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Moylan

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If you don't support a bill like SB1673, what is your plan for rescuing the state's pension systems?
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Moylan

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For all candidates: Do you support the Medicaid reform package passed last spring, including $1.6 billion in cuts and rate reductions and an increase in the cigarette tax? What else, if anything, needs to done to ensure the health of the state's Medicaid system?
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Moylan

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Do you support letting the 2 percent point income tax increase expire in 2014 as planned, or would you like to see the tax increase extended beyond 2014?        
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Moylan

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Do you support any changes to the corporate income tax rate? Do you support any other changes to the state's business tax structure? What should the state government do to create a more favorable business climate and to promote job growth?
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Moylan

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Do you support the gambling package Gov. Quinn vetoed at the end of August? If not, how could it be improved?
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Moylan

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Sweeney

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Over the last few years, the state Legislature has begun to bring spending in line with revenues by cutting spending in education, health care, social services and other areas. Has the state Legislature done enough to reduce spending and run government more efficiently? What more could be done? Are there any areas where you would like to see greater state investment?
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Moylan

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Would you seek any changes to the state ethics and campaign finance laws? Would you support capping what state party leaders can donate during a general election?        
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Moylan

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Sweeney

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Would you back a constitutional amendment to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive income tax system?         
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Moylan

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Do you have a plan to reform Illinois' school finance system so that it no longer produces inequities in school funding across the state?        
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Moylan

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What is your view on gay marriage?     
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Moylan

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The candidates
MartMoylan

Martin Moylan

Susan Sweeney

Susan Sweeney

 

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