These sound like good, well-intentioned amendements, but do they really need to be included in the constitution?  Couldn't they have been passed as laws instead?  They don't change anything, they just add to an already complicated state constitution.

There are other constitutional amendments needed to change existing parts of the constitution.  The constitution limits the income tax so that a variable income tax cannot be passed by law.  The constitution restricts the redistricting to the Illinois congress, instead of allowing an independent committee to set the districts and eliminate the gerrymandering we now have in the state.

The two amendment proposals are nothing more than smoke screens to make a political advancement for Madigan and Cullerton.

Bob Kastigar, IBEW Local 1220 Chicago