SPRINGFIELD, Ill – State Rep. Art Turner, D-Chicago, released the following statement in the moments following governor Rauner’s State of the State address:

“Over the past three years as Governor, Bruce Rauner has not only failed, but refused to help the hardworking men and women of our state, especially those living in minority communities. He said it best a few weeks ago when he admitted to the public: “I’m not in charge.’ This only highlights his sorry devotion to our state.”

“Instead of working cooperatively with the legislature to address the states outstanding financial challenges, the governor continues to dodge any responsibility relating to worsening conditions in certain areas of the state. Under his leadership, social services have struggled to provide support to those in need, educational facilities have suffered to the point of collapse, and access to healthcare has become increasingly challenging.”

“Our state needs a leader who will be a fierce advocate to represent the best interests of all Illinoisan’s, not just those with power and influence. In the legislature, I will continue to work with my colleagues to address the challenges facing our state – particularly those in our community.”

Rep Arthur TurnerRep Art Turner

9th District
Assistant Majority Leader

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