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60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor

Posted on 10/01/18 by Dina Anderson, AARP Blog Author

60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor

60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor — Aging In Illinois

Americans age 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the U.S. economy; in Illinois, that amounts to more than $358.8 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in Illinois and to foster their continued contributions to the state’s economy?

60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor — Financial Security of Retirees

What is your long-term comprehensive plan to address Illinois’ fiscal crisis? In particular, how will you balance the need for revenue for important services with safeguarding the financial security of Illinoisans 50 and older?

60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor — Retirement Income Tax

Illinoisans 50 and older have worked hard and saved smartly to ensure that they have enough money to live with dignity in retirement and recognize that they have a limited ability to rejoin the workforce. For these reasons, 90 percent are very concerned or outright oppose any legislative efforts to tax retirement income in our state. Please tell us your position on the taxation of retirement income in Illinois.

60 Seconds With the Candidates: Illinois Governor — Quality Services at Home

The majority of Illinois residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move is to redirect spending away from costly nursing home care and into home- and community-based services. There are new and existing federal financial incentives and strategies to improve access to services to help seniors remain at home, including consumer-directed decision making, home health and personal care, helping people better navigate the system and understand their care options, addressing racial disparities in access and quality of care, and expanding and improving the quality of the direct care workforce. How will you expand current Community Care Program services and supports that allow more seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

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