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Kristina Rasmussen
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Kristina Rasmussen serves as the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Policy Institute, where she directs the Institute's operations, policy research, and legislative outreach.

Kristina came to the Institute from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), where she amplified the pro-taxpayer message by serving as Director of Government Affairs. In addition to her extensive tax and budget advocacy, Kristina worked on telecommunications, transportation, and state transparency issues. She also expanded NTU's involvement with initiative and referendum measures and launched a grant program for start-up state and local taxpayer organizations.

Kristina's opinion pieces have been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, National Review Online, Investor's Business Daily, and The Hill, among others. Her television appearances include CNN, CSPAN, Fox Business News, and Al Jazeera English, and she has been a guest on numerous radio shows.

Kristina completed her Master's degree in Political Management at George Washington University, where she was named a Bryce Harlow Foundation Scholar. Kristina graduated summa cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a B.A. in Political Science.

Click here to view policy reports, articles, and other work by Kristina Rasmussen.