DES PLAINES, Ill. – As the state continues to grapple with a budget-shortfall, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is announcing legislation aimed at tightening the state’s belt by ending the free-ride healthcare currently provided to retiring politicians by the state’s taxpayers.
“As social service agencies are cut, and taxpayers are trying to make ends meet, the first thing we should be looking to do to right the ship is ending the perks for retired politicians,” said Moylan. “We need to put a stop to the free ride and put the taxpayers ahead of the politicians.”
House Bill 452 would put an end to the costly benefit for retired politicians. Currently, state funds gathered from taxpayers are used to pay for costs associated with a retired state legislator’s health insurance plan. Much like an employer would pay for an employee’s health insurance, taxpayers are expected to shoulder the cost for elected officials who are no longer serving the State of Illinois.
“The people in my district have already been asked to pay more than what’s reasonable in taxes,” Moylan said. “I’m committed to cutting the waste, protecting the taxpayers, and growing the middle-class, and this is a step in the right direction.”
For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or email@example.com.
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