“Significant progress has been made in the past year to move our state forward, but there is still much more work to be done to put Illinois on a better path forward. As we start planning for the year ahead, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide property tax relief to middle-class families, create more high-wage jobs in our community and to crackdown on corruption and improve ethical standards in state government.
“To put our state on a strong financial path, the most important thing we can do is to pass a balanced budget to provide funding for our public schools, social services and programs to strengthen our local economy. Improving out state’s economic health requires a significant investment in job training and education to prepare the next generation of skilled workers in Illinois. Prioritizing a stable economy will serve as a benefit to our state and all those who live here.
“Today, Governor Pritzker discussed his priorities and expectation for the upcoming year while highlighting the challenges that we face ahead. I am committed to working with fellow lawmakers and stakeholders to tackle our state’s biggest issues while representing the needs and commitments of the residents that I serve.”