Illinois suffers from a stagnant economy and anemic job growth. State legislators must create an environment that promotes jobs and stops adding roadblocks to job creation. We've been lagging behind many states in job creation because of increased taxes and fees, new rules and regulations and an overall anti-business climate. We can do better.
Like many of you, I was happy to hear that I had been remapped into Senator Kirk Dillard’s new 24th District. He is a man who knows how to rein in government spending and create new jobs. When Dillard was Governor Edgar's chief of staff, he made job creation and economic growth a priority. The Edgar era marked the greatest job growth in state history. Sen. Dillard has a plan. He will make Illinois a Destination Economy to attract new businesses to the state. Dillard will promote aggressive job creation programs to put Illinois to work again.
Dillard helped sponsor legislation to "shock" the Illinois economy back to life. He will continue to push for "innovation zones” which provide tax credits and financial assistance to high tech companies that locate in these special areas. Dillard will make sure Illinois workers have both the academic and technical skills needed to compete in today's global economy.
Vote for Sen. Kirk Dillard in the March 20 primary to reinvigorate the Illinois economy. I am, and I urge you to do so, too.
—Mark Mulliner, Elmhurst