Blumenthal releases blueprint for turning around state's economy
Citing statistics involving Illinois’ property tax status and general business atmosphere, Martin “Marty” Blumenthal, Republican candidate for the District 58 State House seat, recently issued a statement emphasizing his vision for repairing the state’s wounds.
“Illinois is in dangerous financial shape,” Blumenthal said. “We are second highest in the nation in property taxes. The debt is $25,000 per person. Businesses and people are leaving for other states at an alarming rate.”
The Prairie State has suffered several challenges during the 2016 election cycle, including a downgrade of its credit rating by Moody’s, battles over legislation such as the Independent Map Amendment, publicity over its high taxes, and debates over term limits as campaigns and groups fight to put measures on the November ballot.
“I want to make Illinois attractive again to businesses, especially to manufacturers and the jobs they bring,” Blumenthal said. “I want to reduce the crushing property tax burden on homeowners and business. Superior education should be available to all Illinois children regardless of their location,” Blumenthal said. “Our environment and drinking water must be safeguarded.”
Blumenthal, a longtime resident of Lake County, previously served as county recorder and has been an attorney in private practice since 1982.