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Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019

* If you could ask a freshman Illinois state legislator a question right now, what would it be? Explain. And no snark, please.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

46 Comments »
  1. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:46 pm:

    No snark is really pushing it. Brutal.

    I would ask where they stand on the Tier 2 pension plan, and whether they feel it needs adjustment.


  2. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:46 pm:

    How often do you attend church/temple/mosque?


  3. - Montrose - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:46 pm:

    “What’s one thing you campaigned on that you now know you aren’t going to be able to follow through on before your next election?”


  4. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:47 pm:

    How has the first month of the job surprised you?


  5. - lake county democrat - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    What issue do you favor that you honestly believe the majority of your constituents oppose?


  6. - NeveroddoreveN - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:49 pm:

    It’s likely you will end up voting on a marijuana legalization bill at some point in the near future, if you vote No, and the bill passes into law, does that mean you would also be against your district receiving any of the anticipated taxes generated from that initiative?


  7. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:51 pm:

    Are you going to cut spending and pay down Illinois debt.


  8. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    What has surprised you the most so far?

    What has been the least surprising thing so far?

    How much freedom do you think you have?

    Are you glad you ran?


  9. - OneMan - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:52 pm:

    I would add
    What do you wish someone would have told you and/or warned you about that you were not told/warned about?


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:53 pm:

    “Have you had a meal with anyone on the other side of the aisle since you’ve arrived?”


  11. - StellaRauner - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 12:58 pm:

    How many hours did you walk over the weekend?


  12. - Laol - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:04 pm:

    Did anyone tell you to be patient or to wait your turn yet ?


  13. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:05 pm:

    How does it feel to be forced to vote on minimum wage so early in your tenure?


  14. - Publius - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:07 pm:

    What restaurant makes the best horseshoe


  15. - pool boy - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:07 pm:

    Do you still believe you can make a difference and why?


  16. - Highland, IL - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:11 pm:

    Do you really believe Chicago should be it’s own state, and why?


  17. - steve - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:22 pm:

    Do you support Mike Madigan as Speaker of the House?


  18. - Simple Simon - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:23 pm:

    If you don’t want to increase taxes in order to balance the budget, which specific budget lines will you propose to cut, and by how much?


  19. - thoughts matter - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:24 pm:

    Have you rolled your eyes yet at some of the bills being proposed? Has anyone rolled their eyes at a bill you’ve proposed?
    Do you feel that you truly understand all 5 pension systems and their calculations for the two tiers? Do you recognize that state employees are also taxpayers?


  20. - RNUG - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:26 pm:

    Darn … no snark.

    Now that you have been in office a short time, what had been your biggest surprise versus your expectations about the job?


  21. - Earnest - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:33 pm:

    Name one challenging yet realistic thing you want to help accomplish by the end of the spring session. My likely follow up: with whom do you need to work effectively get this done?


  22. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:38 pm:

    Tell me one principle you hold so strongly that you’ll never consider abandoning it? In other words, you might compromise on anything except __________ ?


  23. - Ravenswood Right Winger - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:42 pm:

    Isn’t it time to eliminate Chicago State University?


  24. - Eire17 - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:48 pm:

    Have you gone out of your way to meet someone in a different caucus? If not why not? If so whom and why?


  25. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 1:52 pm:

    Did you fall for the note from the pretty girl in the balcony gambit?


  26. - A guy - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:02 pm:

    How does this measure up with what you expected?


  27. - Anonymiss - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:20 pm:

    Who has become an unexpected mentor or friend in these first few weeks?


  28. - someonehastosayit - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:22 pm:

    1. What evidence do you have that voter fraud is a real problem 2. How will mandatory voter ID will solve the supposed problem? 3. Or is mandatory voter ID really just a form of voter suppression?


  29. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    “Do you plan on using social media, or do you plan on using social media until it backfires on you?”


  30. - Chunga - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:39 pm:

    will you back Rep. Stava-Murray for the Senate? If no - explain your answering without offending her


  31. - Retired Educator - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:41 pm:

    Will you be voting in a manner that reflects your constituents, or will you vote as your told by your caucus leaders?


  32. - don the legend - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 2:49 pm:

    Do you or one of your staff monitor Capitol Fax on a continuous basis?


  33. - RoscoeRatMatt - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 3:17 pm:

    Where and when will the marijuana legalization bill be brought up for a vote?


  34. - DuPage - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 3:17 pm:

    How about making WC insurance companies open their books for complete audits which would then be made public. Exactly how much is spent and on what basis are their rates determined?


  35. - Dome Gnome - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 3:47 pm:

    What do you do to break up the monotony of the long commute?


  36. - Just Me 2 - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 4:18 pm:

    How many dinners or lunches have you had with members of your own party since winning election? How many of the other party?


  37. - Shemp - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 4:26 pm:

    Whatever else you do, can you please promise me you’ll only stand for a truly balanced budget without smoke and mirrors?


  38. - RTA Chairman - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 5:10 pm:

    What is your plan or ideas for repairing Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure?


  39. - Power House Prowler - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 5:10 pm:

    Do you plan to visit any of the State Facilities in your district? In neighboring districts?


  40. - A 400lb. Guy on a bed - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 5:56 pm:

    Are you a member of the 90% who wonder ‘What’s for lunch?’


  41. - m4a - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 6:29 pm:

    Are you going to “go bold” with the progressive policies that are popular with a majority of your constituents?


  42. - Mama - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 6:34 pm:

    Whom do you vote with? Your party or your district?


  43. - M - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 6:36 pm:

    What ideas do you have for making Illinois the best state it can be?


  44. - Augie - Wednesday, Feb 6, 19 @ 7:53 pm:

    What bar will be your main hangout? Or is it just all of um?


  45. - Question More - Thursday, Feb 7, 19 @ 3:02 am:

    Do you support Starvation Wages? Do your employees running your business qualify for taxpayer funded Food Stamps & other services?


  46. - logic not emotion - Thursday, Feb 7, 19 @ 8:08 am:

    Is it all you anticipated?


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