State Representative Tony McCombie reacted to Governor JB Pritzker’s second State of the State Address by renewing her call for Illinois lawmakers to focus on providing relief for out-of-control property taxes, reforming ethics laws to eliminate self-dealing, and improving the way Illinois redraws its political maps following the decennial Census.
“I agree that Illinois is great because our people are great and we do have a choice on how we tell our story,” said Rep. McCombie echoing sentiments found in Pritzker’s speech.
“However, I am disappointed that there was no discussion on our number one economic driver—agriculture. There was no mention of Illinois’ outmigration, the upcoming census or re-drawing fair legislative boundaries. Growth in Illinois cannot be driven by radical policies that do not address our structural and political environment,” McCombie continued.
“Furthermore, I am disappointed that the only solution to every problem is to increase taxes without addressing the high property tax burden on Illinois families. Illinois does need an agenda of opportunity and I hope Northwest Illinois is part of that agenda,” McCombie concluded.