Windhorst blames slow income growth on weak policy
Pointing out that personal income growth for Illinois lags the national average, District 118 House candidate Patrick Windhorst reminded voters on Facebook the problem is rooted in the state’s economic policies.
Windhorst cites an article on Crain’s Chicago Business showing the state’s income has increased by only 0.7 percent, trailing the 1.6 percent U.S. average. North Dakota was No. 1 with 3.6 percent, the article states.
“Figures like this show the devastating consequences of our state’s inability to provide the economic policy and fiscal stability needed to encourage growth and development,” Windhorst wrote on Facebook.
Crain’s writer Steven R. Strahler derived the figures from a Pew Charitable Trust report examining data from 2007 to the present, the article noted.
“While the rest of the country is rebounding from the recession, we are being left behind,” Windhorst wrote. “I will fight from day one to bring sanity to our state’s economic policy.”
Windhorst is running against Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie (D-Harrisburg).
The 118th District comprises Anna, Brookport, Cairo, Carbondale, Eldorado, Golconda, Harrisburg, Marion, McLeansboro, Metropolis, Mound City, Mounds, Rosiclare, Shawneetown and Vienna.