Pritzker Dodges Questions on Democrats’ Partisan Map; Highlights Budget That Gives Pay Raises to Politicians

Pritzker Dodges Questions on Democrats’ Partisan Map; Highlights Budget That Gives Pay Raises to Politicians

Pritzker lied on the painful cuts to the budget in an effort to get Illinoisans to vote for his signature tax hike amendment and he lied to Illinois families in 2018 when he pledged to veto a partisan map.

June 2, 2021

Governor Pritzker is kicking off a statewide tour highlighting a partisan budget that once again prioritizes entrenched Springfield politicians, while leaving taxpayers holding the bag. After spending months claiming the state would be forced to make “deep and painful cuts” following the defeat of his signature tax hike amendment, Pritzker’s budget continues to spend at previous levels, handing Springfield politicians a taxpayer-funded pay raise and $1 billion in pork projects to Democratic lawmakers’ districts.

When talking about the partisan budget, Pritzker is careful to avoid mentioning the budget was dropped on lawmakers in the middle of the night and provided them less than an hour to review before a vote was called. He conveniently forgets to highlight the $1,100 taxpayer funded pay raise he is giving Springfield politicians, the second pay raise the Governor has given his politician buddies. He neglects highlighting the $600 million tax hike on Illinois job creators, the same business incentives he praised two years ago. And finally, he won’t mention the $1 billion in undefined pork projects that were handed exclusively to Democratic lawmakers.

But what Pritzker really wants to avoid talking about is the Democrats’ partisan legislative maps. The same partisan maps that Pritzker pledged to veto in 2018.

Just yesterday, Governor Pritzker was asked about the Democrats’ partisan map making process and dodged the question, instead attempting to blame Republicans for failing to draw their own legislative maps with data that doesn’t yet exist.

Governor Pritzker lied on the painful cuts to the budget in an effort to get Illinoisans to vote for his signature tax hike amendment and he lied to Illinois families in 2018 when he pledged to veto a partisan map and is instead choosing to maintain the status quo in Springfield.

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