Mark has always fought for working families, and he knows they need help. While the state can't control inflation, Mark voted for a $1.8 billion aid package to help ease some of the pain from high costs and supported funds for mortgage and rental assistance.
He'll continue fighting for common sense fiscal reforms to help families in the 53rd and across Illinois.
Thanks to Democrats like Mark, reproductive rights in Illinois will not go away when Roe v. Wade is overturned. Mark has supported bills making Illinois one of the most pro-reproductive rights states in the nation. He'll defend those rights against extremist politicians who think they know what the best decision is for someone seeking an abortion.
Mark has co-sponsored and helped pass commonsense gun control legislation. But he knows the work isn't done.
That's why Mark is fighting for universal background checks, banning assault rifles, and policies attacking the root causes of crime and violence.
Illinois' finances are back on track. Thanks to fiscally responsible budgeting, Illinois has received six credit upgrades, increased investments in our pension funds, eliminated our bill backlog, and paid off high-interest debt early, saving taxpayers billions.
As Chair of the House Financial Institutions Committee, Mark has played an active role in shaping Illinois' brighter fiscal future.
Dedicated to lowering Illinois' outrageous property tax burden, Mark has passed reforms to protect residents from being taxed to the max. He's also dedicating more funds to our schools, helping to lower the biggest source of local property taxes.
While the state doesn't levy property taxes, Mark is fighting to give voters the power to influence them.
We know from decades of failed policies that being "tough on crime" doesn't work. Mark is helping Illinois get Smart on Crime by attacking the root causes of crime and violence.
Mark has worked with law enforcement to pass budgets dedicating millions to support our police and community groups improving public safety, all while passing critical criminal justice reforms.
Access to quality, affordable health care is a right. That's why Mark has helped pass legislation capping insulin costs in Illinois, expanding health care access, and helped the 53rd District gain access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
From increased flooding, heat waves, and unprecidented weather conditions, we're already seeing the impacts of climate change. Mark believes we must leave our environment better than we found it which is why he was a proud co-sponsor and helped pass the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act to invest in the renewable energy industry in Illinois and communities impacted the most by climate change.
If politicians commit crimes, they should be held accountable. In the wake of recent scandals, Mark co-sponsored and helped pass the first substantive ethics reforms in over ten years. He also voted for term limits for leadership in the House so no politician can create an empire again.
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