Rep. McSweeney Fulfills First Campaign Pledge on Day One, Files to Repeal 67% Tax Increase

From the office of Representative David McSweeney, 52nd District…

SPRINGFIELD – On his first day serving in the 98th General Assembly, State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) honored one of his campaign pledges by filing legislation to repeal the 67% tax increase which was signed into law nearly two years ago. If passed, the legislation (HB 91) will end the largest tax increase in Illinois history.

“It might be a novel concept for many here in the General Assembly, but I came here to do what I said I was going to do,” said McSweeney. “These tax increases have devastated hard working families and job creating small businesses and I will be pushing hard for its expiration.”

The 98th General Assembly was inaugurated today at the University of Illinois Springfield campus as McSweeney was joined by dozens of incoming legislators from across the state. McSweeney highlighted HB 91 and his additional campaign pledges of not accepting a legislative pension or benefits, taking a 10% pay cut and reducing his legislative allotment for office operations by 10%.

“It is a privilege to serve the residents of the 52nd district and I pledge to fight for meaningful fiscal reforms to get our state back on track,” added McSweeney. “With Illinois’ future obligations estimated to exceed $200 billion, it’s time to make the hard decisions and do what is right and necessary for our state.”

For more information: http://davidmcsweeney.com/biography.html

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