The Real State of the State

The Real State of the State

As we prepare to hear Governor Pritzker’s socially distanced State of the State address, Illinoisans can only hope that the Governor does not socially distance himself from the facts.

February 17, 2021

As we prepare to hear Governor Pritzker’s socially distanced State of the State address, Illinoisans can only hope that the Governor does not socially distance himself from the facts. Major areas of failure by Governor Pritzker and his administration have emerged surrounding a broken unemployment filing system, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, a fiscal crisis, and the response to halt COVID-19 ravaging a veterans’ home. These are major areas the Governor should be prepared to discuss, as opposed to glossing over them to distract from the true state of the state.

For nearly a year, Illinoisans have endured a broken unemployment filing system with promises for fixes that have never come, all the while trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Illinoisans have endured a failed, incompetent COVID-19 vaccination rollout that put politicians and prisoners ahead of citizens with pre-existing conditions and seniors. Illinoisans have also had to stand by and watch as their heroes and most vulnerable citizens were ravaged by COVID-19 while the Pritzker administration dragged their feet, failing to act with the urgency that could have saved lives. Illinoisans have watched as Governor Pritzker punished Illinois businesses to cover up for his lack of fiscal responsibility.

Governor Pritzker giving himself anything other than a failing grade is a slap in the face to Illinois families.

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