Rep. Morrison Responds to State of the State Address

Today in Springfield, Governor Bruce Rauner presented his third annual State of the State Address before a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly. Following the Governor’s 35-minute speech, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) issued the following statement:

“I appreciated the positive approach the Governor took as he delivered an important speech during very difficult times. I share his optimism and agree that in the face of the challenges we face as a General Assembly, we are also afforded great opportunity- opportunity to come together as a legislative body and opportunity to do right by the people who elected us to serve.”

“While the budget impasse looms large in Illinois, we cannot forget some of the positive impacts on our citizens over the last two years, such as ethics reform and improvements to government efficiency and steps to improve the jobs climate. I hope that all lawmakers regardless of party can build on those successes and move toward bipartisan agreement on a balanced budget.”