Springfield, IL… State Representative Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst) released the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Address:
“Illinois deserves a government they can be proud of.
While I’m glad the Governor in his State of the State said he wants to extend his hand on key issues, those will be empty words if his own party keeps their iron grip on the House process to stop reforms on property taxes and ethics. We can accomplish more together than we can apart, but true bipartisanship requires equal participation and equal effort, and equal respect for those voices you disagree with. And to date, we’ve seen a lot more support for political insiders and special interest groups and enabling the culture of corruption than honest tightening of belts, paying our bills, and doing our best for the people in Illinois.
Governor Pritzker said today it is no longer acceptable or tolerable to have our culture of corruption. He hasn’t called for the resignation of the man who has been the enabler in chief for the last 40 years.
I continue to stand ready and willing to work with any lawmaker – Republican or Democrat – that is serious in their efforts to end corruption, lower property taxes, and put Illinois on a sound fiscal path. Illinois government works best when it supports and is accountable to regular people working hard for their families, friends, faith, and communities.”