Mickey Straub: Supported by a Mike Madigan Front Group that Wants Even Higher Taxes.
Straub’s campaign is being supported by a Chicago special interest group that’s funneled more than $1 million to Mike Madigan and wants to raise your taxes even higher. And it’s no surprise they want to hike Illinois’ Gas Tax by 15 cents per gallon. They even suggested that Illinois drivers should be taxed for every mile they drive…as much as $65 per month for the average family.
Mickey Straub: Fined Thousands of Dollars for Campaign Finance Violations.
Mickey Straub has been repeatedly fined for violating campaign finance laws multiple times. After years of violations, Straub finally paid up after he decided to run for the legislature.
Mickey Straub: Want People in Power to have Special Privileges.
It’s simple – Straub protects people in power. Straub publicly defended an Illinois Supreme Court Justice who was accused of abusing his office. The conduct Straub defended was so questionable that the Illinois House of Representatives looked into impeaching the offender. Straub wrote that people in power should expect perks because of their job or who they know.
Mickey Straub: A Record of Broken Budgets – Just Like Mike Madigan.
Just like Mike Madigan, Mickey Straub refuses to balance the budget. Under Mike Madigan, Illinois hasn’t had a balanced budget in over a decade. With Mickey Straub as mayor, Burr Ridge has never had a balanced budget.
Burr Ridge’s FY2016-2017 Budget Was $358,885 Out Of Balance. (Notice of Availability of Budget – Village of Burr Ridge, Suburban Life, 4/1/16)
Burr Ridge’s FY2015-2016 Budget Was $712,995 Out Of Balance. (Notice of Availability of Budget – Village of Burr Ridge, Suburban Life, 4/3/15)
Burr Ridge’s FY2014-2015 Budget Was $732,760 Out Of Balance. (Notice of Availability of Budget- Village of Burr Ridge, Suburban Life, 4/18/14)
Burr Ridge’s FY2013-2014 Budget Was $503,440 Out Of Balance. (Notice of Availability of Budget- Village of Burr Ridge, Suburban Life, 4/12/13)