Idstein blames exodus on Yingling, $38.5 billion budget
Ken Idstein recently ripped into the state’s newly enacted $38.5 billion budget, which his opponent Rep. Sam Yingling (D-Grayslake) helped push through the Illinois House of Representatives, saying it is just another example of the same failed policies causing so many residents to flee in droves.
“The Springfield politicians and the special interests have failed us all,” the 62nd House District's Republican candidate told the Lake County Gazette. “This year’s budget is just another example of their failure. It is out of balance by $1.5 billion and doesn’t address any of the factors that are making life hard for families like yours. Lower property taxes in our border county would reduce the exodus to Wisconsin. This would certainly have a positive impact on property values.”
Idstein blames Yingling as much as anyone for the state losing its way, leading to an exodus of those who have all but given up on the idea of Springfield ever finding a way to right the ship.
“Yingling has had five years to stand up for us; [and] by any common-sense standard, he has failed,” he said. “Yingling failed to pass a balanced budget, failed to lower property taxes, and failed to root out waste and fraud. Worst of all, Yingling failed to respect the trust you put in him. I’m running because we deserve better. If you have had enough, join our movement.”
The 62nd House District includes parts of Grayslake, the Round Lake communities, Hainesville, Wauconda and Gurnee.