Jillian Bernas, the Schaumburg Republican challenging Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) in November's general election, said Mussman has been complicit in the Springfield machinations that have left Illinois ranked among the worst states in the nation in which to do business.
"The fact Illinois ranks 48 out of 50 states in worst business climate for the past four years demonstrates that Michelle Mussman and the ruling-class politicians in Springfield have been failing Illinois," Bernas told North Cook News. "More specifically, the burdensome regulations, high taxes and steep compliance costs coming out of the General Assembly are making business very unattractive and uncompetitive for Illinois, which hurts our families and hurts job-seekers. This is why Illinois has lost more than 700,000 residents over the last 10 years."
That reflects poorly on the so-called leadership in Springfield, Bernas said.
"Ruling-class politicians are only interested in their core special interest groups and donors and their harmful actions are hurting the rest of Illinois," Bernas said. "Putting their self-interests first is coming at the expense of growth, wealth and keeping families together throughout this state."
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