SPRINGFIELD, Ill – In the moments after the governor’s State of the State address, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, released the following statement:

“After watching the governor’s State of the State address, it is clear that he once again is failing to lead our state in a better direction. Our outstanding debt has skyrocketed to over $14 billion since he took office, causing negative implications for many Illinoisans across the state.”

“Rather than trying to establish common ground with both Democrats and Republicans, Governor Rauner has repeatedly derailed legislative efforts that aren’t 100% percent consistent with his anti-working families agenda.’ The bottom line is that the Governor has never been a champion for bipartisan compromise.”

“To get our state back on track, I will continue working with legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle to enact commonsense measures that help middle-class families drive economic growth, while holding powerful corporations accountable in paying their fair share.”

Rep Jay HoffmanRep Jay Hoffman

113th District

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