Republican legislative candidate Dennis Shackelford says Illinois has to make some big cuts in spending… but he wouldn’t include the state’s largest line item, personnel.
Shackelford says Illinois has made enough reductions in head count and can’t afford to lose any more workers and still provide basic essential services. He says the state can do more to get rid of fraud and waste and bring costs down. Shackelford also says pension reform is needed, but says the state needs to keep the promises it has already made to workers and retirees.
He is running in the 96th House District against Democrat Sue Scherer and write-in candidate Andrew Dambrauskasand appeared live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show.”