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Letters to the Editor

Don’t lump in Franks

To the Editor:

I agree with your June 3 editorial’s negative assessment of the Illinois Legislature for passing an unbalanced budget.

However, you incorrectly lumped all legislators together. State Rep. Jack Franks led the opposition to the budget, and, for the 11th straight year, voted against it. He proposed almost a billion dollars in budget fixes that would have helped balance the budget.

Franks, along with Republican State Treasurer candidate Tom Cross, offered a bipartisan, balanced budget. This is even more extraordinary considering that Rep. Cross was the house minority leader for 10 years and is the Republican candidate for treasurer.

Franks oftentimes has been the lone legislator willing to fight the status quo on behalf of taxpayers. Besides his principled leadership on the budget, he also passed significant legislation to reduce the size of government.

Franks is one of the few who understands that the citizens deserve more accountable, transparent, efficient government, and is willing to stand up for those beliefs.

Terry Lichte

McHenry

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