“One of the biggest challenges of this session will be creating a balanced budget that adequately provides essential services and invests in economic development,” said Tarver. “The events of the past year have demonstrated that there are many individuals and businesses that do not have the appropriate resources they need. By ensuring that the state has adequate sources of revenue, these inequities can be corrected so that every Illinois resident can thrive, no matter where they are from or what they look like.”
In addition to serving on committee, Tarver is supporting a legislative agenda that provides individuals with enhanced opportunities to excel, despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on the state’s budget. He is also fighting for environmental protections that reduce the impact of global warming so that residents are not displaced due to an eroding lakeshore in Chicago.
“We have a responsibility to every resident in Chicago and across the state to find ways to end the lakefront’s erosion and keep our water safe and clean for future generations,” said Tarver. “We can no longer ignore the years of scientific research that proves that global warming is occurring and displacing low-income and minority communities. By working together and developing long-term solutions to these serious problems, we can lift up Illinois for generations to come.”