Serious About Balancing the Budget As a fiscal conservative, Chad favors zero-based budgeting that demands budgetary integrity, accountability and measurable results. The era of governmental spending without the scrutiny that every Illinois family and business requires of themselves is over.
Making Illinois Work Supports long overdue tax incentives and reforms that will finally allow our State to be competitive with Indiana. Far too many of our workers have left the area and their loved ones behind as Illinois continues to export good jobs while struggling to attract new investment.
Education is Our Future Passionate about an educated citizenry that is ready for the jobs of the future. Defends local control, and will be an articulate, enthusiastic supporter of our schools, DACC and Lincoln’s Challenge.
Strong Advocate for Agriculture Open and fair markets will define our economic recovery. Investment in research insures that world class east central Illinois producers will continue to prosper.
Strongly supports the 2nd Amendment and favors conceal and carry legislation.
Chad is Pro-Life as well as a strong supporter of family values.
Chad supports the “Taxpayers Fiscal Charter” authored by State Rep. Jim Watson
The Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter calls for:
- A two year freeze on discretionary spending. No new programs and no expansion of existing programs for two years.
- After the two year freeze, there shall be no new programs and no expansion of existing programs until the state’s annual payment cycle for existing obligations is 30 days.
- Furthermore, there shall be no new programs and no expansion of existing programs without a full pension payment per the 1995 plan implemented by Governor Edgar.
- The implementation of Pay As You Go. Any new spending initiative must be accompanied by the revenue (or specified cuts) necessary to sustain the proposal.
- No unfunded mandates to schools or other units of government. If any proposal is important enough to mandate, then it should be important enough to fund.
- The implementation of The Truth in Accounting Act which requires the publication of the State’s estimated income, balance sheet, cash flow and surplus or deficit prior to passing any appropriation bills. It also requires the electronic publication of all appropriation bills 72 hours before any vote is taken.