A politician from Chicago spent Monday in Central Illinois, hoping to win over voters in the Twin Cities.
Democrat Ameya Pawar is an alderman in Chicago, looking to oust Governor Bruce Rauner in the upcoming election. Pawar is basing his campaign, called “A New Deal for Illinois,” on FDR’s “New Deal.”
Pawar says all families should have access to childcare, and the wealthy need to pay their fair share in taxes.
“What we need is to stop burdening the middle class and working people with tax increases. What we need is for the wealthy to pay their fair share. So, I am for a progressive income tax,” he says.
Pawar also wants to invest in roads and bridgues, building improvements, and schools.
He says the Governor’s minimum job requirement is to pass a budget.