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103rd Illinois House District Candidates Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg

This hour on Focus, Scott Cameron talks with democratic candidates for the 103rd House District seat in the Illinois legislature ahead of the March 18 primary. Do you have questions for Carol Ammons or Sam Rosenberg?

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A democrat has long represented the 103rd district for the legislature in Illinois. Both Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg want to keep it that way. One of the two candidates will represent the district in the general election in the fall, but whomever that will be has to win the March 18 primary first. So far, Champaign county democrats have been divided.

Last week, Scott Cameron talked with Republican candidate Kristin Williamson, who is running unopposed. This hour on Focus, he talks with Ammons, an Urbana Alderwoman and Sam Rosenberg, a Champaign based attorney.

Do you have questions for Ammons or Rosenberg? Give us a call this hour on Focus or Tweet us @Focus580. 

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    two area
    Democrats hope to win their party’s nomination erased replace Naomi Jacobson in Champaign Urbana state
    representative in Springfield Interpol taken late last month Carroll Amazon and Sam Rosenberg
    13 percent off point well within the margin of error really have those pulled
    old remains undecided 2 weeks ahead of the primary election a conversation with a cat

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    the candidates for Illinois hundred thirty-eight legislative district last week Republican Christian Williamson
    today the Democrats Sam Rosenberg and Carol Evans Georgia if you have a question for the camera
    call now 802 to 29455 again
    again 802 to 29455 its focus coming up
    after this news

    good morning this is focus on wiol on Scott Cameron singing Virgin Meadows

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    join by the two Democratic candidates hoping to fill the void left my state representative Jacobson
    she decided not to run for 730 district covers most of Champaign Urbana
    Urbana running in the primary care Alamance juicers on your benefit the counselor
    counseling Sam Rosenberg attorney working in Champaign thank you for coming thank you
    thank you for having me looking for and if you have a question for San Rosenberger Carol Ammons about that
    daddy issues affecting champaign-urbana the state in general about the campaign give us a call
    the numbers 802 to 29455 802 2

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    222 94553 just by email address
    is Will dash talk at illinois.edu Amazon twitter twitter @ focus 58
    580 I will talk a little bit here before 1 year Justin Bieber donde Basin formed
    very formal um I’m hoping this is a little less formal weekend
    learn Elis much we can’t believe you were you stand some of the issues Marla
    conversation in a formal debate how to date and I don’t have a timer nobody’s running
    try to keep things as far as we can budgies for process of talking going back and forth

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    um we did flip a coin before the program to get the first question
    the first question will go to what to see in Roseburg here and after that will take turns on with Louis ponds
    first NHL game questions molasses and having trouble seeing you the microphone
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    here in the studio where you go I agree I agree
    head start off with in email that came in Ennis from a Stephanie’s Sewell
    Sewell it looks like a paper the same stuffing with credit union Jesus question for both Canada

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    can its a house Pacific we will you promote job growth in our district and Sam start with u
    shirt with a job growth in the new need to make sure that any incentives
    sentence structures that are set up are ones that are promoting jobs
    that’s so forgetful a situation where we are putting for
    putting forward dentist building a factory in Champaign Urbana we need to make sure that
    that any incentives Libby temp for the beer prevailing wage things like that but they’re coming
    coming after the project completed in the job target have been map additionally

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    we need to be reaching out to not only company that already exist in this region is also throat
    the statement about the country existing programs have been doing great things for the baby
    bein Champaign Urbana weather be on campus with regards to research prop Park
    what frequently I think we see job incentive programs Eater taking resort
    resources from already existing situations or we see them
    im not following through and that’s a big concern because if we are simply right
    robbing Peter to pay Paul in the temps to create more jobs than the net gain is next

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    is negligible. If we are making sure that incentives are tied to actual job growth
    if we’re making sure that incentives are tied to long term progress for this community
    community that takes a bigger picture project Inc in Beechmont the beneficial Champaign Urbana 11
    girl I think it’s a great questions clean
    I believe that does taxes in is absolutely have to be tied to job creation
    mini of the things I’ve done in the past several years really focused on job creation
    Asian I’ll give an example that um as a form a county board member

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    the first resolutions I was able to vote on what’s a high speed rail to rail
    railroad resolution for this area which is not just dealing with the issue of Job
    job creation but also transportation in connecting us to the umm
    are of State in Chicago in St Louis area job creation has also go
    go beyond just corporation self I’m really focused on incentivizing small
    small businesses in the same way that we have Cinemas large businesses support the Grove
    anta support in what state is there in Urbana we have a growing on small

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    small business economy that I’ve been able to work with the last over years
    used to make sure as a citizen and now is a council member that those businesses survive
    survivor I frequently businesses in my community so that they will supply as I look at you
    job growth I’m looking at making sure that we change our poverty rate in Champaign County
    County iParty Raiders 24 .5 percent currently making a stuffie
    third the third in all the counties in Illinois
    whats the highest poverty rate that a problem I want our cysteine a living wage

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    H & I want living wage jobs created in Champaign County and that’s what I’ll be working on
    route 430 Street in for a county is a hole DMV
    let’s come back here to M uses of Education
    the cost continue to climb Virginia College state funding for higher education is
    this is not what it used to be if a college degree remains AAA if not
    if not the primary pass with a good paying job how do you keep up at open today
    can’t afford to graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in debt and other questions for

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    first girl I’ve had some personal experience with that you note for me
    um I’m looking at the 280000 students in Illinois
    currently of eligible for map grants when we have those students even get them
    just about 144000 I didn’t qualify for map grant when I was younger
    Tyga but I know what he will do for the lives of young people today if we fund
    find our educational institutions properly we have to do a couple of things in a hundred 3rd district
    we have to find k2 12 properly we have to make sure the resources are in the

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    in the classroom so that students in the hundred 3rd district have a real option to go
    to go to the University of Illinois into park in college but Baidu
    doing that we also have to look at those who may not go to the Higher Education
    institutions we have to look at those who need job training and technical skill training
    training with right now we don’t have a good tech school here in 130 Street
    that’s something that I’ve been working on as a council member to get a tech school
    how to locate here and I destroy the reason why because we do have a part in what I

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    what I learned at Council last night is that we have a lot of jobs here in our community
    but we don’t have the workforce that meat and mattress stores jobs
    so my goal is to make sure that we get a training institution hear that deals with the Technic
    the technical side infusing are connection to the University of Illinois providing map
    map grant funding for out of state students who don’t have access can get it if
    if they choose to go here we want them to have no excuse and given at opportunity to hear
    tohir does the area is the time to get to properly I think we can make it

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    the real change in a real dent in a party level here in Champaign County in San Jose
    education of the shore at the question I believe was regarding debt for college
    what year was the cost of college education going up right how do you ensure that pound
    have to be a good good paying jobs open for those can’t afford graduate on the dot Usher
    and I think this comes down to a simple prioritization of what is important
    in the state of Illinois on in the same exact week at the same pastors pension reform
    reform bill to build one it was offering Texas and incentives charger game

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    Midland to stay in Decatur think that is a perfect example of how the state is
    is putting the future of education online in in
    in conjunction with not trying to get companies to stay here
    mentioned Seneca one because the bottom line is if we are going to be continually
    eroding the amount of pension reform the amount of pension security
    carry that is provided to those who are teaching and working with educational institutions what kind of
    kind of people are we going to be attracted to higher education to teach into work and Touhy

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    when to even study at those institutions I think what really comes down to the priority Scituate
    situation is that we as a state need to put education first and foremost
    since day one of those campaign I’ve said my type 2 priorities are jobs in education
    with regards college that we as a state need to read Zaman what we are
    we are if our Maine flagship land grant university cannot services
    the citizens of the state without short shoulder width
    hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of data naturally inexcusable and there are statutory ways

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    ways to make sure that the University of Illinois can become more successful to go to the funds brings in
    Franklin and additional email or the tuition rate is now more expensive for students
    student to go in State University of Illinois to go out of state Iowa
    and as far as I’m concerned the priority of the University of Illinois cb2
    YouTube educate the citizens of Illinois
    it’s interesting because of student that issue and I have a student currently in college with
    which with student debt that law also need to be addressed federally

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    which laws Utah meaning the student loan debt law federal government really needs to know
    Lord of the interest rate is too high for students to be able to
    be able to maintain they know that my Jordans students graduate will come out with a level
    level of that they cannot afford to have can’t buy a car in can’t buy home so you
    so you ruin the credit of the student before they even start their lives that is weather
    where the rewriting the law need to take place but we also need regulations to protect us from
    predatory educational lending institutions that are out there

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    bear in some of us have been victims from the hills and we have to protect themselves
    students from those predatory lending institutions and in Springfield need to do that bites
    state law but they also need to do a federally send you want to know if you want to
    predatory lending and credit problems are braces rubber society and its
    and it does hurt students especially when they are starting behind the eight ball
    call with regards the monitor incurring for college that is where the state government does need to
    need to stop and make sure that are universities are well funded and that and this day

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    this day in age when state support for universities State University
    Percy’s is going down there either needs to be an alternate mechanism in which university can raise money
    money or the state does need to make sure that the universities are well finder
    Thunder from start to finish mission to make sure the University will find it
    the constituition Carolina to mention training institutions getting
    technical training institutions who died in the area how do you pay for this is a time
    what time when the state budget is in a large amount of deaths running

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    running deficits repeatedly this summer?
    Bacchus Amstar with you sure I find it interesting that when people ask that question is
    what do I need to cut services and cut wasteful spending or do we need to race
    raise taxes on something in the answer is yes because it’s really a to fold solution
    solution it needs to take place I do believe that there is wasteful spending in the Illinois
    Hawaii on a budget and that we need to go through this line by line and see once again where are
    our priorities are in a vegetation in job creation are going to be at the tops of those left

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    left so I think there’s at aspect additionally I’ve come out very much in favor press
    progressive income tax which would bring in more income for the state
    this take offers to go towards education I’m locally I am in favor of
    River of a casino in Danville I think that would be beneficial for job creation and for local edge
    local education funding and you’re exactly right this is something that is going to require
    a significant amount of creativity when it comes to bringing in the revenue to
    do to support education continually cutting the passion

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    benefits in the salaries of our to public servants are teachers are firemen are policemen
    is not going to solve the problems what is going to is bringing in more revenue
    the new and we can do that through centerstone certain statutory restrictions right now that the
    the universe Illinois has imposed upon them by Springfield prevent them from me
    informate King a certain amount of money off of the research things like that can be changed
    additionally look at other public universities around the country that have much more efficient
    processes weather be threw their ministration Weatherby 300 mag Weatherby through

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    procurement that best case scenario can be applied here at university
    Illinois can result in significant savings and Carols
    paper the same thing we certainly me to restructure all of our texting
    um systems in Illinois not just the personal tax the corporate tax
    sex on the motor fuel tax all the taxes that maintains services in Alpharetta
    we need to look at first I believe the progressive income taxes 11
    one way we also need to look it up collared states that are around us

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    and look at other revenue sources that the regenerating the service industry that maybe
    maybe another way to generate revenue states are we on for me to look at me really Siri
    seriously wasteful spending not on Human Services
    because we have to keep Police Service fire service um services for homeless
    homeless people for Veterans Services those things we have to keep we have to keep those fryers
    citizen but we can look at other ways into on commissions and things that we spend a lot of
    money on that may not be serving the purpose of the day were intended when they were first

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    first established I remember I’m just being on the county board in a very difficult
    period for the county in 2008 with all other communities across this country who f***
    you suffered um um from the fiscal cliff fall out of course from washing DC
    DC in the banking system we had to sit down with me
    which is the union of the county in St Louis in the county is in trouble
    will not wasteful spending money for being a good steward of the money
    the money of the county but we are required to have to either cut staff

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    or we may have to come up with a furlough plan SMS leadership set with us
    we came to terms so that we can have a furlough plan that Metheny
    the capital of employees I think the state is going to have to do some of these in a roll your sleeves
    what kind of process is an open at Budget up to people understand it and look at
    look at work Utz can be made with savings can be had but we cannot sacrifice
    the much needed services of the state that provide safety nets for citizens
    can I get a little bit nipply store

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    one of the things I also think we need to be looking at to make sure that legislators understand
    stand the deep cuts that may be necessary to get our state out of the Cisco
    Cisco hole and that may mean time legislature salary Tube
    the median income here in Illinois that might mean that if the budget for
    get for a county or state organization Goes Down the salaries for those associated
    did with that organization legislators in cells feel that burn
    that’s something that I think would change perspective that currently Justin Springfield

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    if individuals were serving their felt the impacts of the day make
    Caroline Sullivan will I ever find to be interesting that um
    we talking about making sacrifices in the campaign Juno
    um if you’ve been in my website people can go to carolinastate.com
    if you go to my website you’ll see that there’s a list of completely volunteers
    tears from this community who are working on his campaign I don’t have big financing
    I don’t have money um that is uniform out of a call first

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    to run this very grassroots very People’s Campaign the sacrifices
    what ive made um is evident in how my campaign is running in so if there’s going to
    is going to be cut off all people are willing to make him miss me
    and I seen on I’ve been willing to cut at the county level at the city level
    level and certainly I will absolutely be willing to cut at the state level
    understand that if we are the fiscal crisis as I run my household if I don’t have enough money
    money to pay for my son to go to the lessons I have to make sure they have a home to live

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    how to live in and that’s the most important thing that I’ll be doing Springfield I want focus on the people
    the people with all the money of focus on the people who really need a hand up and not a handout
    908 1 word a chance to follow up on that a lot of things razor
    is there is Sam do you want to respond Arena Wisconsin blizzard
    receiving support from a large right even the visual small crosses state um many
    NYS folks are getting excited about my campaign regardless of where they are now in Illinois
    Illinois girls wear their 930 what’s the score of move on

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    talking to Carol Ammons and Sam Rosenberg to Democratic candidates for State Representative 130
    third District if you have a question for them about the issues hiragana campaign some of the things going on in the
    the state 802 229 455 use me we’ll talk
    talk will dash talk to you is the email address for Apple
    how to focus 580 and let’s see what we go to line 3
    Takano Jon Jon for benefits for calling your focus thank you I appreciate
    s***** a high level of discourse by both candidates of my question is

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    we got into distention mass this Budget mass
    and the shortage of the University of Illinois because you’re during the last
    last 12 years Naomi Jacobson is representation and she made the same mistake over
    over and over and that was voted for the same Speaker of the House
    can you do you address whether or not this General Assembly meet
    we need to restructure the rules of the game that the speaker of the House have
    has control over the bills has control over the legislation with a ghost committee

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    MIDI and how would really comes down to would you vote for the current
    current Speaker of the House its been there for 30 years ago hang up and listen to your answer thank you
    are John thanks for the call the question if my nose are correct a careless one comes to you first
    appreciate the college question um the the short answer is the
    is the Speaker of the House is Ben the speaker for think about 30 years and
    and um the state of Illinois in real trouble if there is a person
    person who is positioned in ready to take the leadership of the states the next level

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    certainly I would consider voting for a new Speaker of the House I’m at this point
    find I don’t know who’s prepare to do what but I do dreams with a collar
    that the problem is a structural problem in Springfield if it is
    if it is difficult for all of its members who represent all of the districts in Illinois
    annoying to bring forward a bill or proposition to the floor for debate
    simply for discussion if there’s a barrier for that and that barrier
    where is the power and control of speaker then I think that b**** that has to be

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    reshaping reworked so that the voice of the people from whatever district
    daddy is have a true opportunity to participate in governance in
    in bringing stay priorities for the floor that something that really need to be done but he needs to be
    need to be focused structurally understand the speaker um have
    has brought forth a bill on fortunately on the pensions the currently in the
    in the court that bill unfortunately I believe it to be on constitutional
    certainly my little friend here to help with that but I do believe that build

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    set builders on Constitution it seems pretty straightforward to me when you re the language does been put in
    what the speaker deliberately put for a bill that would be rude
    unconstitutional and have to go to court wasting touch pay money
    and wasting um the resources of those who’ve already work for them
    that is a problem and that is structurally have to be addressed
    and I believe that if elected I will be seeking certainly an audience with
    with the speaker asking him to restructure and make open the process of

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    transparent government in Springfield and bring democratic principles to the floor NFL
    something to discuss with him and Sam rittenberg Jones question of food would you vote for
    vote for the current Speaker of the House Illinois legislature shirt I think John brought up some excellent points
    points first with regards to the speaker I’m not sure if I would vote for him as Speaker of the House
    how say I have not met a man and I would have to have a conversation with him see who else is running
    running of course just as one does not vote on a bill until they read it was not vote for someone until they for
    play for the positions as for the structural situation that exist within Springs

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    Springfield and the amount of power the rest in the
    speakers office Jonathan Jackson right there is a significant amount of power
    rest with speaker Madigan and as for where we go when the next 510
    10 years um we need to be elected representatives who are able to
    work within the system that he has developed over the past 30 years Bar able to work so
    we are benefiting does district in particular restructuring the Bible
    bylaws the rules of procedure the guy in some instances Union

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    Illinois Constitution as for how the state legislature
    just like your works would be a very intense is in very
    politically risky but politically it would take
    take some really sticking their neck out and making sure that every single
    single ally and every single proposal is worthwhile
    additional you be running up some stuff opposition because there are individuals who have made careers
    being in Springfield and taking advantage of their knowledge of those rolls that’s one of the reasons

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    reasons I’m in favor of term limits that’s one of the reasons that I believe we should
    should be representing and voting for individuals who stand up for what is it
    what is important for the district is day one I have stayed my opposition ascendant the wanted
    the pension reform bill I stated my position of fearing the progressive income tax
    tax additionally I have said that I am against the proliferation of charter schools Ulta
    all things that speak Americans against but if I am to go to Springfield
    working within his mechanism at least for the the first few periods where I am still a

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    la junior representative is going to be necessary because no freshman legislature is going to
    is going to be able to go to Springfield and rewrite the Constitution are never forget
    got one of my first weeks law school are professors get up in 10 most kids go to law school rankings
    things are going to rewrite the Constitution and apparently mechanics wings soda
    so the changes is is drastic but it is something I believe
    I believe we can do over times that we do have more transparency in the representation in the State House
    the colony Ramos Caroline to Paul in Champaign County politics

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    thanks for calling your focus I’ll try to be brief why would an ex about taxes in WI
    we have the size increase its going to go away and I really think that there’s a lot of us
    if I smoke and mirrors around taxes in the state of my Trade Center for Budget and Policy
    Policy Priorities cut through it but if you look at the surrounding states Illinois
    Illinois has a very low it up personal income tax um it Indiana
    put as its counter polos at lower but it actually of actually have
    have a a um County level income tax the average is like 1 point

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    point 43 percent actual brings Illinois Indiana state income tax to
    xtube 1710 for the person percent below
    blow the 5 percent that we currently have so we’re not a low tax state
    if we let that surtax go away which would actually could contribute to
    contribute to a half of the structural deficit that we have
    have in the state we would be below
    Indiana in our personal income tax should be ways of making a ferret

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    progressive income taxes graham cracker bolt on a b*** can you can you talk about what you will
    what you actually proposed that we have Madigan talking about cutting corporate taxes in half an hour
    not even more smoking mirrors cause we have this replacement tax that fits in
    the pictures well that I haven’t actually started out but Illinois not a high tax state
    and we have many many needs to compute Reston tax questions
    questions what they what they say about that was specifically the first one is the
    how they feel about the extension of the Messiah tax with again like a Sperry close to India

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    Indiana’s state around so much higher ok on dead body
    go to Sam the question today would you supposed to the income tax hike is a to expire January of
    free of next year to support extending out and I think with the situation
    I like the term that means Paul that use that smoking mirrors for example with regards the corporate tax
    taxas it currently stands corporations Road Illinois are not treated the same
    for tax purposes if a large corporation want to get beneficial tax treatment
    I need to go through a whole process of committees in Springfield including house

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    House of finance me to ask for such beneficial treatment to ask for sale
    I want to say handles in Africa incentives and then only once a meter
    Amy turn Sanders do they get the treatment for going I don’t even jump to the first two
    because of how labor acidez I can imagine that if it’s difficult for large pores
    large corporations to do that it’s even more difficult and probably impossible for small car
    small corporations to do it enlarge Corp in small corporations in the taking a brother that ass
    as for the tax the contemporary income tax promises

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    is rum made by many members of the Democratic caucus 216 buyer s4
    48 extent being extended I’m not sure how I live
    not because it is part of a larger situation where we’re going to need more extent
    extensive Tax Reform and Paul noted there is a structural deficit problem
    in Illinois that is not only impacting Us in the short term
    what is preventing us from having the ability to vote for the ability to commit
    match the correct amount of money for education necessary social services for example

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    Illinois ranked at last Etta 50 states when it comes to portion public education funding covers
    covered on the state level if we are able to change the way the tax structure with
    Weatherby corporate weather be a progressive income tax is implemented
    it will really altered things that hopefully makes a conversation about the temperature
    tax increase mood and that we are moving forward with a much more simplistic less
    glass smoking mirrors tax code Illinois the only people to understand but that is fair
    where is able to bring the necessary revenue for our social services this is not

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    is not just a matter of paying bills on time because that is 8 meters
    salsa matter of social justice because those who are currently being
    subjected to lower rates of payment weather be there wages Weatherby
    are pensions are being taxed at a higher rate in terms of the
    terms of their the flat tax and having a pillar percentage of your income in those who make a significant
    more money I don’t think it Paul for a for calling and I kill innocent questions
    is 4000 in Kentucky 36 and mint ice report extension of income tax

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    text mom I don’t believe that it is um responsible for
    for Illinois who’s currently in a um world
    world went off debt as illustrated we did last in funding education
    so what is that funny look like when we love allowed the current rate to expire
    what happens then um not only am i off
    Foret upperman see your temporary permanency until we
    um establish a president contacts I’m I’m totally against the corporate

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    corporate tax cuts um all those things take away revenue from education
    Asian and there is no wait for us to justify allowing it to expire
    spire with hope that will be to make it up and pay our debts
    buy some other mean unfortunately when they
    the legislators voted on that temporary text we should have looked a little more long term
    term because they knew that at some point you would be in
    Ian trouble Witcher pensions they knew that I was already will blow

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    will blow it should be in Seoul to put a temporary tax on a table
    table and then take it away with growing that I think would be absolutely
    we responsible for any legislature to do that at this time in state
    Imogen Sam Rosenberg were talking to the Democratic candidates in the race for the hundred 3rd st
    legislative district I’ll talk more with both of them in a moment your b*** more about than them and gold ring is campaign
    campaign is well I feel? Can it give us a call the numbers 802 229
    9455 a drop in email addresses will Deathstalker

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    Illinois dot edu stay with its focus on WRAL
    welcome back is focus on WILL im Scott Cameron
    Cameron early voting for the only prime relationship started yesterday that about this week in Champaign County
    just had over the county clerk’s office Brooklyn Center in Urbana starting on March 11th
    for the first time you can vote early at 7 other sites across the county is a full licence locations
    nations of the County Clerk’s website Election Day officially is on March 18th at 2 weeks from today
    today how many voters still undecided were talking with the Democratic candidates 130

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    third state legislative district 130 almost all of Champaign Urbana last week
    talking about Christian Williamson if you miss that conversation listen to that anytime or website
    Dover to will.illinois.edu umm lets come back
    comeback what’s so cool about the the two of you in the next question
    carolyns you running it for a public office youfit
    been out there talking about a lot of the issues what do you want to know about you as a person
    is a person um I want to know that I am inexperienced

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    local legislature I’m a mother I’m also
    a um community service and um heaven
    have been working for the last 13 years 6 of them being in public office
    how to improve the meaning for which I live I struggled
    like so many other people in my um community have struggled
    but I’m a person who understands how to get things done because I’ve done
    done them over the last 10 years Lee County Board approves

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    hundreds of millions of dollars in projects for workers
    community of protected are unions I’m not just talking about something that
    that I may do I’m talking about things that I’m doing
    anime legislature that will go and do yes it’s difficult to go into a new environment
    where there’s a slow already in place but I bring to the
    the table and new idea a new energy and willingness to work with
    work with people that I have had to work with a very difficult topics in the past that’s what I want to

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    I want to know I’m not afraid I’m very confident in my bility tube
    to come in and help to move the discussion for because that’s what I’ve been doing in San Jose
    emerald version? What you want to add more than you mention the early voting actually this year
    this year we have a new launches also very exciting because if your 18 at the time of John
    general election you can vote in the primary if you are only 17 at the time the primary Soho
    so hopefully more more young people getting out to vote in getting involved with a lifelong habit of
    how to vote in primaries and general election going to be a team a time November long you can vote

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    Campbell the prime minister for sinus happens crash with ok and getting back to the question mentioned
    Isagenix community after coming to school here because I found love with I want to see the
    desi this community prosper I bring it Asian experience commitment energy
    G and willingness to work with others who may not have the same perspective as I do
    why do on a Friday night she says I mentioned earlier I run very opposite of
    is it of many politicians on a variety of issues there is nothing
    thing in the hundred 3rd district or working here Weatherby sa legislature Weatherby

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    BSN attorney Weatherby sa public service job placement for McHenry Lee prepare someone
    someone for going to Springfield is the beast on into itself and that sad
    sad I work hard quick learner and those who do no spring field have been impressed by
    Best Buy what I am doing in this community Cellini’s individuals believe that I can hit the ground
    the ground running as I add someone who can represent the district 103rd
    the concerns the issues that are important to Champaign Urbana at the Capitol
    in my mind being a state representative is not just about going

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    going to a city in writing documents in voting on those documents
    what is about being an ambassador for the causes that are important to your
    your community weather that be sitting in a community meeting until
    until 11 o’clock midnight discussing what pension reform means to Publix
    public servants what it means to union members in or weather means going to
    cities across the United States to recruit business to come to Champaign Urbana understand
    tell the world how great of a community we have here any central Illinois

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    Illinois and that’s something that I think we really impacts
    my ability to be successful official it’s not just about going to
    going to Springfield it’s not just about where you’ve been is about your vision for the community
    about what you’re going to do in how are special you’re going to be another dependence
    responses something you just said it’s really important release date
    heat and highlighting something for me um I believe that there are
    there are things that can prepare you to the Springfield there are things that prepare you to

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    used to be on the the City Council to be on the county board both of my process
    assessor’s both of whom I had to work with both of them came through the same way that I am
    when I’m coming right now through local government through the county board answer
    Lance Rudolph community organizations for which many of I have also work I believe all things Apple
    absolutely do prepare you not somebody’s opinion of what you could do because they think you’re great
    great but what you actually have done i7 meetings in till 11 p.m.
    talking about community issues of organized in this community for people to have fun

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    have food at Douglas library of cooked myself so I’m not speaking
    speaking about some hypothetical I’m actually speaking about the description of my wonderful
    wonderful pony just describes exactly describing the things that I’ve done nothing with people
    with said and I further have worked with Republicans
    independence greens People of no party affiliation
    no religious affiliation in many religions on issues that affect people
    people here locally that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 13 years I have a long

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    how long list of things I could name but it is important for people know there is a process by which
    which you become prepared for things that you do I don’t expect to walk into
    Cantu Court in potential do I reload my books that I’m a lawyer I can’t do
    I can’t do that I’m not prepared to you that I have to do something to internet respect
    tile so this is benefits campaign ribbons ended
    did you read between the lines various talking in Denver signs
    the campaign you eat here to make you talking about getting her clit

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    Berkeley up to get experience in many ways your number for the Rings talking about
    about young Sam Rosenberg side this the idea of electability and things like that
    xem hOAT how do you respond how does the apps
    playing at right now in his campaign to my love
    right now we here this issue of experience coming up in your address phone number times
    I’m from your sign of here the usual willow the electric bill use a person
    is prickly November I’m being raised NYS Oregon perception arguments are playing out as

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    is campaign what is first response to the
    the question of experience does being right now and you know this is one of the reasons I’m spending
    I’m spending all my time going toward or so I can talk to people face to face and address
    address any concerns that they may have about my experience in about my knowledge of this community
    analogy of the issues Airport to skinny as I previously said Springfield
    scenic beast and those who have been there weather be represented Jacobson Weatherby
    mayor pricing for milia state representative have gotten my knee and Damned

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    understand what it takes to represent this area in Springfield and they believe that I’ll be able to do
    how to do that justice and carry their banner for progressive causes for the next 5 years
    10 years this is me 2 did was AM the quotient
    voting in the paper not long was former benefit counselor breast a pound Hudepohl contacts
    contact customers order Caroline she describes race is being called nasty
    describe the races having the potential becomes
    become a civil war with the neck Democratic Party um my question is Altus race

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    this race gotten nasty and Samson comes to you first
    I don’t believe so but I think we are discussing issues and individuals
    joules are able to say their opinions as to whether or not papers cover
    cover that whether or not that gets broadcasted that’s up to to different media outlets
    outlets um as a sentence Daewon my top priorities in his campaign
    are bringing jobs in improving education does community jobs in education jobs
    occasion jobs in education and I really have no interest in discussing

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    anything else besides mean the main issues are important 130 district
    as for its nasty level of being a civil war I think were have
    having a vibrant discussion about the issues and the strength of the
    different candidates and I like to see continue Carolina temperature do you think is racist nasty
    Saline Valley produce a pen in the war
    I am NOT castings Spurgeon some opponents im 14 my pony
    his campaign have to decide nasty war against me not about the

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    about the issues um what about me personally and its been met research
    search about how to disparage a candidate who may not be the typical Canada
    can it be seen in the Obama election 2008
    but that doesn’t bother me what I see happening is again I am
    I am weather proof is it cold outside
    what the code about me I’ve been through a lot of issues in my life
    when does lessons have prepared me for the NASA news of the primary

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    and the National Assembly General on prepare for that when you do with a term of electability
    does perceptive turn so people look at that and say they don’t make monster
    standing there for the delectable but the people to hundred 3rd may not agree
    and so will find out on March 18th weather degree and not at the end of the day my
    my goal is to make sure that we have independent truss it in XP
    inexperienced leadership that comes out of 103rd Street people have trusted me
    to serve Facebook that my mistakes and he said no I trust a search she Spencer

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    conserving for 6 years and she server on a blank and that’s important to me
    what muscle in your negative connotations are sent from
    opponent in this race it will not take me off of the issues and I’ve been
    not been quite focused on regardless to what’s happening on the other side
    Filippis briefly Dead Redemption a lot of things out of heaven come up and gone
    the campaign and you talk about the upcoming that you have not I can reduce Pacific world
    I’m not violent bounce houses under there is

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    is entering some of the debate over the phone so I have heard you make comments about you know
    Weatherby questions about tube where some money is coming from into the campaign and things like that
    like that I mean is I am NOT your anybody really is above the fray this particular what I think
    think on these things that I really stand for campaign finance reform when we look at
    look at elections it is important I’m a regular person who has voted inside turn 18
    18 is important for me to make sure that people running for elected
    its seats that they don’t buy those see through misleading advertising in ass

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    because they have tons of money campaign finance reform is one way for regular
    regular people like myself to be able to serve the community without the big money
    big donors that swag stand for and I think that’s important for people
    103rd Street and it is important to people in Illinois that there be a real looking
    look at how we are dumb financing in electing officials for
    I state has more land is your is it fair to say that um
    you let your non violence campaign if you’re also engagement ring gauge

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    engaging in personal tax the difference of a difference personal taxes
    tax I’m not a part of my iPhone with lever haven’t been and won’t be
    Mike’s parents is what I’m really working on and I believe I’m the best
    best candidate for this position based on Mike Spiers my service and that’s why the f*** is that
    Sam’s Club I have no interest in disguise
    discussing any type of a personal attributes of the weather my pony Revan
    even myself in Vaseline discuss issues Airport to distract Andy Phillips not happening

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    happening in the campaign yes I do the M
    with all this going on with me just heard it on Caroline you’re something else is played out
    at the end of the day there’s going to be you know come you wake up on margin
    March 19th may be the end of March 18th um winner
    discount I’m at the end of the day you’re both virgins Democratic Party
    what would like to be a competitive election coming up in November after this
    this race will you be able to Anaheim how we be able to respect your opponent the end of the day and support mo

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    her um in what will likely be a competitive general election um
    and I think my notary in Carrollton comes to use a stylus
    set me I am I’ve been working in a community with P
    with people who don’t agree with me um for a number of years and I can’t
    continue to work with people in the community who may not agree with me I think at the end of the day
    both of us or Democrat an unfortunate didn’t get to meet Mr Rosenberg
    before the selection and would like to work with him too

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    really line up from the projects that I’ve been working on but hopefully at the end regardless to witches
    which of us move forth to the general election that we will continue to work together
    weather cause I’ll continue to work in my community one way or the other and so I think will be the
    the Democrats supported together and we done it before and we’ll do it again
    and we’ll be prepared for the November election outcome is on March
    18th and central in this is us come up frequently The Doors I
    night of the day 95 percent of the issues on my phone online

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    agree on a hundred together to mix the testicle Nelson
    but when it comes to moving on to the general election
    who is the Champaign County Young Democrats in their question ever asked if you would be willing to support
    never comes out of the primary my answer was a simple one word answer yes to the end of the day we
    today we are Democrats and at the end of the day we do agree on 95 percent of the same things
    and while we may have spats throat this campaign money does a gram how to get
    how to get certain things done we are Democrats and we are going to come together once a primary source

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    what is a Minnesota to start with Sam Rosenberg
    what is one slice of someone getting a timer what is the
    is the word one issue that you see as the most important near most important issue facing
    faces Community right now generation um and that means not only jobs
    job creation in support the university so they continue to hire
    continue to promote good paying jobs are out its structure
    picture but also it means expanding into a community

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    not seen job creation in sometime and that’s one of the fantastic things about champagne
    Champaign Urbana is that is very diverse in economic base from Services
    service industry to the university to on the blue collar facilities are
    dessert that exist in Champaign Urbana if we are able to increase
    the percentage of our population is employed in good paying jobs
    we will be able to solve many of our problems the tax base Winfrey’s crime rate will go down
    what is something that is exciting to me because I do believe all of that is pasta

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    is possible champion I do believe that weather be for my support
    the AFL CIO that we can bring good manufacturing here to Champaign Urbana
    dance with my support even on campus we are able to bring more
    more individuals into the University continue really developing fantastic
    mastic academic community we have and what even get me more
    sort of excited about all this is that we can really be
    Leiby economic engine for the rest of State of Illinois and that is

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    something that we can really be the turning point in part of this Illinois Renaissance
    so that the state is finally getting revenue in need
    social services employment rate continues to drop in Champaign Urbana can be the
    can be the focal point of that if we are able to get that job creation going here in Champaign
    Carrollton Christian who won Biggest kneaders juicy Nikki Turner
    operation is the biggest me right now we have double digit unemployment Champaign County
    County Commissioner earlier that are party rate is third in

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    County Jail Illinois 24 25 percent 25 percent
    percent of our people hear that are working I’m working below the poverty
    level image operation for me it is important to create jobs
    what it is um ser mi amor por todos Jobs create living wages
    ages for those people who are under and below the powerline we want to make sure
    make sure that we create an event jobs that we’re smart in on the job
    we bring to our company, me we don’t want job creation that puts

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    Clint landfill on top of the monocle for destroy the water we want job creation
    Friesian that is responsible to environment in spot between community and me
    and meet the needs of the people who live here in many cases we we do bring jobs
    the area but some of those jobs are not necessarily for the people who live in the area
    having 17 percent unemployment African Americans in Champaign County WI
    we have to open up the doors inclusion that something that I’m going to continue to work on
    working with jobs working with the unions and I’ll just stay the same clothes in NJ

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    in the last 4 years um I was just the benefits
    greatly Paso County Board you know in that time I was able to vote on
    549 thousand dollars in grants for small businesses
    is in Champaign County it was important for to do that because small businesses also create
    create two and three full time jobs how many of them help with an R
    local economy in so I’ll be looking at the larger but also the small business creation is well
    Takara lemons and Sam Rosenberg the Democratic candidates in the race for the hundred 3rd row seat in spring

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