In a 2016 poll conducted by the Paul Simon Institute, 72% of Illinois voters supported an independent commission responsible for drawing fair legislative maps. With that much support from Illinoisans, why hasn’t there been any movement on the issue?
Instead of enacting policies that discourage business and opportunity, Gov. Pritzker should push reforms that help more people seek the American dream and find work from which they can derive meaning and dignity.
The main takeaway: the rules are calculated to benefit the Speaker and those loyal to them. But, in this system, who is the one group that is never put into the equation? The taxpayers. The Illinois residents who are forced to prop up a system that is built to serve politicians and not the people they represent.