The State Board of Elections will certify the election by Dec. 5. This will include the final outcome of Amendment 1, the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution.
PRESS RELEASE from the
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
CONTACT: Melanie Krakauer (312) 607-4977
Official voting results on Amendment 1 have not been announced: Statement from the Illinois Policy Institute
CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2022) – The State Board of Elections will certify the election by Dec. 5. This will include the final outcome of Amendment 1, the proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution.
Here’s what Amendment 1 does:
- Prevent commonsense, good-government reforms to use taxpayer dollars more efficiently – and potentially overturn more than 350 existing Illinois laws, including those that protect children.
- Grant government union bosses more power than those in any other state, by far.
- Lock in higher taxes and debt in Illinois, including an estimated $4 billion total property tax hike on businesses, homeowners, farmers and more
- Worsen Illinois’ reputation as one of the most unfriendly states in the nation for small businesses.
- Keep more families out of school by allowing for collective bargaining negotiations and strikes over a new, broad set of terms such as affordable housing.
Matt Paprocki, president and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, provided the following statement:
"The State Board of Elections is the ultimate authority on this issue. Right now, the amendment is getting just over 50% of total voters in a low turnout year, despite opponents spending $16 million.”
For bookings or interviews, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 607-4977.