What do Illinois Income Tax, Pension Benefits and Unemployment Have in Common?

Unfortunately, they are all unanswered questions from these candidates for governor. Check out what they did say on other key issues.

Quinn vs. Hardiman
Quinn vs. Hardiman

In order to shine a light on the major reform challenges facing the next Illinois governor,Reboot Illinois joined with the Better Government Association in asking the candidates running in the March 18 Primary Election, to respond to our joint questionnaire.

All six of the current candidates (from the two major parties) responded to the questionnaire, which consists of 10 “yes or no” questions and four short essay questions. As you’ll see, some candidates would not answer the “yes or no” questions. Our questionnaire focuses primarily on several key “reform” topics we believe are of critical interest to citizens.

Reboot Illinois is a non-partisan digital and social media firm providing information and online tools designed to raise awareness and citizen involvement in key issues including the state’s economic environment, jobs climate, corruption, education and politics.

The BGA is a non-partisan and non-profit government watchdog organization that seeks to hold public officials accountable through investigative reporting. Another major aspect of the BGA’s mission is encouraging openness, debate and discussion of major issues through policy advocacy and community engagement. Neither organization endorses political candidates.

By responding to the 2014 Reboot Illinois/BGA Governor Candidate Questionnaire, the six major gubernatorial hopefuls contribute to a robust exchange of ideas about the key challenges Illinoisans face and must address. We encourage you to review all the responses and we hope our questionnaire helps you to make a more informed choice for governor.


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Citizen Sane March 21, 2014 at 07:42 AM
Oh, and the use of uppercase isn't lost on me. Not one bit. I get uppercase.
ConcernedElhmhurstTaxpayer April 07, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Please don't vote for Quinn in Nov. Quinn and Michael Madigan have destroyed the former great state of IL. We need new leadership in Springfield. Thank you.
Larry April 07, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Concerned Elmhurst TX Payer, Do you really think that Rauner is the answer, he is as Democratic as Quinn, and besides nothing is changing as long as Madigan is in there dictating what he wants and with whomever???
Phaedrus Pirsig April 07, 2014 at 03:53 PM
If that's the case Larry, If everyone is the same and nothing can change if Rauner gets voted in, why comment? The fact is Rauner symbolizes and repeats the policies that fiscal conservatives want to hear, common sense. His winning would be a nod towards these policies. Politicians would be forced to pay more attention to the these wants, I know you can understand this concept. Last night one of my best Democrat buddies who's in a the public union told me he voted for Dillard in the Republican primary just to try and get the weaker candidate in the election. How is this legal? He didn't think this up himself, somebody told him to do it. This is the type of voter fraud your buddies engage in.
Larry April 07, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Why not comment , everyone thinks that Rauner can change everything, I will explain it again, POWER= MIKE MADIGAN, he runs or RUINS the state, ever since Madigan has been Speaker Of the House, no one else controls Springfield, the title Governor is just that, nothing more. Nothing gets done unless Madigan says so. So it could be Governor Dillard ,Governor ________. Governor??????, same results, promises in ads don't mean anything, Obama lied about everything he supposedly represented once in office. Term Limits??? do you really think that is as easy as it is portrayed in ads, and I do agree with that 40+years in office is too long!!!


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