State Sen. Daniel Biss Running for Governor

Biss says he wants to fix the system.

NORMAL, Ill. - Another Democrat has thrown his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor.

State Sen. Daniel Biss announced his intentions to run Monday, over Facebook Live. One of his first stops to talk to voters was the Normal Public Library, where Biss met with the ISU College Democrats group, amoung others.

Biss says the key is fixing the state is building a movement of people that lawmakers feel responsible answering to. One of his main platform points is changing the Illinois Constitution to allow a progressive income tax. He says, with the income tax the way it is, all of the money goes "right to the top."

"So, if you want to balance your budget. That's where you get it. It's not only the fair way to do it, it's also the logical way to do it, because that's where the money went," he said.

Biss also answered questions from the crowd about his stance on LBGTQ rights, pensions and brining the different regions of the state together. He says agriculture from rural areas helps to fuel Illinois economy as much as revenue from big cities like Chicago.

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