Governor J.B. Pritzker

DETAILS: Governor J.B. Pritzker
Governor Pritzker is AGAINST
Governor Pritzker is FOR

ISSUES: Governor J.B. Pritzker

FOR

Taxes

One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

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    FOR

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Health Care

      There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

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        FOR

        Unions

        Unions are groups that act as a middle man to negotiate employee rights and compensations with businesses.

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        AGAINST Republicans

        Republicans feel that unions limit innovation and strong-arm businesses into deals that limit growth and impede on employment opportunities. They prefer to focus on right to work laws and incentives to allow businesses and employees to negotiate benefits and compensations without a middle man. source

        FOR Democrats

        Democrats feel unions are essential to protecting workers rights. Their focus is making it possible for people to form or join a union regardless of where they work. source

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          FOR

          Transportation

          Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

          DETAILS:

          AGAINST Republicans

          Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

          FOR Democrats

          Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source

          LOBBYISTS:


            FOR

            Taxes

            One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.

            DETAILS:

            AGAINST Republicans

            Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

            FOR Democrats

            Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

            LOBBYISTS:


              FOR

              Impeachment

              House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

              DETAILS:

              AGAINST Republicans

              Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

              FOR Democrats

              Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

              LOBBYISTS:


                FOR

                Health Care

                There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

                DETAILS:

                FOR Republicans

                Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

                FOR Democrats

                Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

                LOBBYISTS:


                  FOR

                  Unions

                  Unions are groups that act as a middle man to negotiate employee rights and compensations with businesses.

                  DETAILS:

                  AGAINST Republicans

                  Republicans feel that unions limit innovation and strong-arm businesses into deals that limit growth and impede on employment opportunities. They prefer to focus on right to work laws and incentives to allow businesses and employees to negotiate benefits and compensations without a middle man. source

                  FOR Democrats

                  Democrats feel unions are essential to protecting workers rights. Their focus is making it possible for people to form or join a union regardless of where they work. source

                  LOBBYISTS:


                    FOR

                    Transportation

                    Nearly one-fifth of the Highway Trust Fund is allocated to mass transit like city bus routes or light rails.

                    DETAILS:

                    AGAINST Republicans

                    Republicans want to cut mass public transit allocations from the Highway Trust Fund as they only serve a small local population rather than the larger infrastructure. They want to put the funding responsibility back in the hands of cities and relevant programs. They oppose an increase in raising the federal gas tax. source

                    FOR Democrats

                    Feel that government funded mass transport helps improve urban economies by giving low- and middle-class wage earners an alternative to get to work, school, and other essential locations. They also support an increase in the federal gas tax. source

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                      Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.