Illinois is by far the worst state in the nation for school funding, relying about 73% on local property taxes. In stark contrast, local property taxes only account for approximately 5% of school funding in Vermont and Hawaii. We can and we must do better funding our schools.
The problem with all existing consumer privacy laws is that they are opt-out. That puts the burden on the consumer to protect their own private data. We need opt-in legislation establishing that a consumer’s personal data is the exclusive property of the consumer and as such would make it unlawful to sell a consumer’s data for profit without the consumer’s explicit consent.
Peter will fight for the right of all workers to unionize and will fight to stop unfair labor practices such as wage theft, especially employers cheating workers out of overtime pay.
By using his influence as your elected Democratic State Central Committeeman, Peter’s advocacy played a key role in securing $275 million dollars in state funding to establish Chicago-to-Rockford Amtrak passenger service, with a stop in Huntley. This will pave the way for METRA service to Huntley and Marengo.