SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After working with Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly to pass a balanced budget that creates a surplus, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, helped ensure that Illinois will have funds to pay down old bills accrued during Gov. Rauner’s budget crisis that tripled state debt. Moylan also worked to pass a number of commonsense gun reform measures in the wake of numerous national tragedies where many people lost their lives; stood against a tax increase; and protected the rights of women during this legislative session.
“I introduced and sponsored a multitude of measures that will help curb the reign of gun terror happening across this country,” said Moylan. “We passed meaningful legislation to raise the age limit on purchasing military-style weapons to 21; ban dangerous mechanisms that turn semi-automatic guns into fully automatic weapons of war; increase the wait time to purchase rifles; and make it so people who are identified as a danger to themselves or others won’t have access to weapons. Illinois needs to be a leader to reduce the gun violence plaguing the nation, and I urge the governor to stop playing politics and sign the measures into law.”
As a long-time advocate for taxpayers, Moylan has been an independent voice in Springfield and voted against an income tax increase that went into effect last year. This year he sponsored legislation to extend an expiring tax credit that saves over 11 million taxpayers an average of around $2,000, annually.
“I am a firm believer that every day, working families deserve to keep more of what they earn and not be taxed to death,” said Moylan. “When lawmakers decided to raise income taxes in our state last year, I stood up to the assault on the pockets of taxpayers and voted no. I also passed a measure this year that would defuse Governor Rauner’s secret, time bomb tax increase and extend the standard income tax exemption for taxpayers all over the state. I won’t stand for balancing the budget on the backs of working people.”
Standing up to Donald Trump and his extreme allies’ attack on women, Moylan has stood firmly to protect equal rights for women. He voted for Illinois to be number 37 of the necessary 38 states to support the federal ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would ensure constitutional protections regardless of a person’s sex.
“For far too long, our country has not recognized women in the constitution, and it’s time we fix that,” said Moylan. “Women deserve equal rights under our constitution. They should make the same amount, have the same access to healthcare and not be made into second-class citizens in our country.”
“While we did pass some very important measures during this legislative session, there is more work to be done,” said Moylan. “I look forward to continuing to negotiate to reach compromises that ensure that our communities are kept safe, our schools are top notch and that middle-class families aren’t taxed out of house and home.”
Moylan serves the 55th Representative District, which contains parts of Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Elk Grove Village and some nearby communities. For more information, please contact Moylan’s district office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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