Springfield… Today, newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his first State of the State speech. State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) released the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s remarks…
“The Governor conveyed a positive message that outlines a plan to turn Illinois around. Everything he said today is geared towards fighting the biggest fight we have, creating jobs, improving our economy and bringing manufacturing jobs back to Illinois.
“I agree that we have to make Illinois more competitive and grow more jobs. The themes are familiar, initiatives we’ve fought to change for years including worker’s comp reform, property tax relief and prioritizing education funding.
“I believe the Governor is on the right track and I am motivated to make sure his initiatives are carefully examined before we take action. I expect his budget speech in two weeks will be more vivid and will include more details.”