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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) issued the following statement in response to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address:

“What we heard today was a vision for the state that reflects the interests of working families in rural and downstate communities. Over the past year, we’ve made tremendous strides toward rebuilding our infrastructure, uplifting our public schools, making child care more accessible, and bringing high-speed internet to rural communities. I was pleased by the governor’s renewed commitment to these issues.

“The governor acknowledged the need to continue investing in downstate economies and displayed the resolve to work in good faith with Democrats and Republicans to deliver solutions to our state’s toughest issues, such as pension reform and relieving the property tax burden on Illinois families.

“What I found most significant was the governor’s bold commitment to transform the way we think of and deliver early childhood education in Illinois. The governor and I share the belief that the benefits of child care and early childhood education should be extended to every family and student in all corners of our state.

“It matters who leads. These bold goals won’t be achieved overnight, but we have the momentum, vision, and bipartisan will we need to create a stronger Illinois.”

 

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