Daniel Biss on Government Reform
Political system favors billionaires & machine politicians
State Sen. Daniel Biss formally announced his Democratic candidacy for governor, assailing a broken system he says favors his political opponents. "We have a political system where billionaires and machine politicians are the ones who are listened to.
That's the system we have to change," Biss, who has represented Evanston for six years in legislature, said in a 25-minute Facebook Live video.
"We have to build a movement of the people because the question fundamentally is, 'Who do politicians feel
obligated to listen to?' In Illinois, the public has set very low expectations and we can understand why," he said.
Biss' indictment of Illinois' system of government covered a wide swath, including not only
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner but also Democratic rivals for governor. Rauner dismissed Biss as "part of the system."
Source: Chicago Tribune on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, Mar 20, 2017
Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID
Legislative Summary: The Secretary of State and the State Board of Elections shall establish an automatic voter registration program that:
Passed Senate 48-0-11 on May 5; Sen. Daniel Biss sponsored bill on Feb.14 and then voted YEA; passed House 115-0-3 on May 29; signed by Gov. Rauner on Aug. 28.
Source: Illinois legislative voting records: SB 1933
, Feb 14, 2017
If an application, or renewal, a change of address form, for a driver's license, then that application shall serve as a dual-purpose application.
The dual-purpose application shall also serve as an application to register to vote in Illinois; provide the applicant with an opportunity to affirmatively decline to register to vote
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