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EDITORIAL BOARD QUESTIONNAIRES

Andrew S. Chesney

Republican candidate for Illinois House (89th district)

Andrew S. Chesney

Andrew S. Chesney

Republican candidate for Illinois House (89th district)

Responses to our questions

Why do you think it has been so difficult for Springfield to get a balanced budget passed and signed?

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Do you believe the state budget can be balanced going forward without new sources of revenue?

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What new sources, if any, would you support? Please be specific.

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Do you support a constitutional amendment favoring a graduated income tax? Please explain.

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Please list five areas where you would cut spending.

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Since the Illinois Supreme Court's 2015 decision tossing bipartisan pension reform, what can and should the legislature do to control pension costs, if anything?

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Should all new state workers be moved into defined contribution plans?

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What should the governor do to control pension costs during union contract talks? What would you do?

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Illinois lost more residents than any other state in 2016 and the trend appears to be holding for 2017. What is the No. 1 reason, in your opinion, for the exodus?

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What should Illinois do — via tax policy, spending or other policy means — to keep residents from leaving?

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What should Illinois do to promote job creation?

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Did you support the education funding reform bill that the governor signed in 2017?

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What, if anything, should the legislature do to help Chicago Public Schools?

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Do you support opportunity scholarships included in the funding reform bill? Or will you try, if elected, to eliminate that program?

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Should Illinois do more to regulate campaign fundraising? If so, what?

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What help, if any, are you receiving from your party and its leaders, including staff help, advice, legal assistance, money and resources? Be specific.

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If you are an incumbent, give an example of a time you worked across the aisle on an important issue.

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If you are an incumbent, give at least one example of a time you did not vote with your party on a significant issue.

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Do you support term limits? If so, will you commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying your colleagues on behalf of a constitutional change?

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Do you support changes to the redistricting process? If so, will you commit to sponsoring legislation and/or lobbying your colleagues on behalf of a constitutional change?

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Tell us a little about your family.

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Tell us something about you that might surprise us.

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Candidates for Illinois House (89th district)

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