Steve Funk of Evanston who’s running as the Libertarian candidate for state representative has produced a “Top Ten List” of things he says state lawmakers should have accomplished this spring.

Steve Funk of Evanston who’s running as the Libertarian candidate for state representative has produced a “Top Ten List” of things he says state lawmakers should have accomplished this spring.

“With Illinois poised on the brink of bankruptcy, our legislators have failed to enact comprehensive pension reform and still lack a state budget proposal — but they did manage to pass a law banning pet monkeys,” Mr. Funk observed. “Let’s stop the monkey business and take action to enhance personal freedoms and restore fiscal stability.”

Steve Funk’s “Top Ten List for Illinois Lawmakers”

  1. Pass a balanced budget without tax increases or new borrowing by implementing the Illinois Policy Institute’s budget proposal.
  2. Reform pension plans for current state employees as well as new hires.
  3. Pass the School Choice Act voucher pilot program for children in Chicago’s worst-performing schools.
  4. Pass the Equal Marriage Act to extend the civil legal privileges of marriage to everyone.
  5. Pass the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act and work toward more extensive drug policy reforms.
  6. Abolish the unethical General Assembly Scholarship Program.
  7. Eliminate the wasteful Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug program and tighten eligibility requirements for “All Kids” and Medicaid benefits.
  8. End the fiscally irresponsible “free mass transit rides for seniors” program.
  9. Ban red light cameras and repeal unenforceable and ineffective “distracted driving” laws.
  10. Make ballot access requirements the same for all candidates regardless of party affiliation.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Question for Senator Schoenberg & Representative Gabel

    Dear Senator Schoenberg & Representative Gabel,

    Where do you stand on each of these issues ?

    For Senator Schoenberg, how have you utilized the General Assembly Scholarship Program during your tenure in Springfield? Can you provide your constituents with a transparent list of recipients and rationale for their selection?

    Thank you

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