SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, issued the following statement after being sworn in on Wednesday as state Representative for the 56th District:
“Illinois has suffered severe damage from the last four years of political conflict and the budget challenges before that. Tough decisions will need to be made to address the many issues facing Illinois, but I am prepared to work with my colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, to finally move us in a more positive direction.
“While walking door-to-door in local neighborhoods, I’ve had the chance to speak with many local residents, and I hear real concerns about the future of our state. The people that I represent are concerned about skyrocketing property taxes, quality education for our children, and other important issues. I will continue be their voice in Springfield and work to find solutions to these significant concerns by working on legislation to address property taxes across the state which are a heavy burden for seniors, veterans and middle class families, and also ensure that our local schools receive their fair share of funding.
“In the upcoming weeks and months I hope to see increased bipartisanship with our state’s leaders and lawmakers. I am urging my fellow legislators to put aside the partisan politics, because we need to focus on the overall health and wellbeing of our state.
“The state of Illinois is in a dire situation, and it will take hard work, cooperation and compromise to find solutions to the problems we face as a state. I am ready to make the tough choices that it will take to get our state back on the right track and improve our fiscal health.”
For more information, please contact Rep. Mussman’s full-time constituent service office by calling 847-923-9104 or by emailing StateRepMussman@gmail.com.