Jobs and Economic Development
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One-third of Americans or their family members have pre-existing conditions and Republicans want to let insurance companies discriminate against them once again. In August 2018, Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have prohibited insurers from offering junk policies with inadequate coverage.
Illinois Democrats have been at the forefront of providing retirement security for all wage earners, passing Secure Choice, an initiative of State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.
Republicans in Washington DC have made the federal tax system less equitable for low and middle-income taxpayers and stripped all Illinois taxpayers of full deductions for property and state income taxes. Meanwhile, in Illinois Rauner opposes common sense tax reforms that will cut taxes for nearly all Illinoisans.
Bruce Rauner choked off tuition assistance to needy students and refused to fund our state universities for nearly two years. Illinois Democrats fought to restore state funding to our universities and fund MAP grants, the state's college financial aid program for low-income students.
Bruce Rauner wants to eliminate the rights of Illinois workers to collectively bargain for safe workplaces, fair pay and good benefits. Illinois Democrats are standing with labor to fight back against Rauners' destructive agenda and keep Illinois from becoming a lower-wage state like our neighbors.