Rep. Demmer Reacts to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

Springfield… Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner spoke to Illinois legislators during his first ever State of the State address. State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) responded to address by releasing the following statement…  

“Governor Rauner is looking to meet our challenges head on. He gave an honest assessment of our State’s financial situation, perhaps the first in over a decade. We have to find ways to create jobs, improve our economy, and fund education properly.”

“I applaud his call to hire additional prison guards. This has become a statewide issue and affects people in my district that work at the Dixon Correctional Center. His plan aims at finding ways to keep our prison guards and communities’ safe, I support that.  

“I presume his budget speech two weeks from today will be filled with more details. Until then, I believe he gave us the tools to  commence the plan to turn Illinois around.”