Rep. Welter reaction to State of the State

State Representative David Allen Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement today in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly:

“I am cautiously optimistic about the tone the Governor set today with respect to the need to work together on a bipartisan basis. Our state is not growing. Since, 2014, our population has shrunk by more than 150,000 people. That is more than the entire population of the City of Joliet. The most impactful thing we can do to reverse this trend is work together to deliver meaningful, lasting property tax relief for Illinois families and job creators. Springfield has studied and talked about this issue long enough. We have an opportunity this year to actually get it done. That is the goal I am working toward. I extend the hand of cooperation to the Governor and lawmakers from both parties as we put our noses to the grindstone and work on making Illinois a more affordable place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”