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Illinois General Assembly unrepresentative structurally, says taskforce

Two decades after one of the most monumental reforms in Illinois political history, a task force of politicians is calling for a reversal. The law supposedly saved money in government salaries and office expenses by cutting out one-third of the Illinois General Assembly and eliminating an electoral feature in which MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS were elected from each district instead of only one. But now a 70-member task force led by former Congressman Abner Mikva (Dem.) and former Gov. Jim Edgar (Rep.), says the changes resulted in lower voter turnout, tougher hurdles to victory for women and minority candidates, & the concentration of power.



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