Rep. Demmer: Deliver relief to businesses impacted by pandemic; provide tools needed to attract new jobs, growth to Illinois economy

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State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, speaks at a press conference in Springfield on the first day of lame duck session to lay out his priorities for helping Illinois’ economy as it prepares to emerge from the pandemic; emphasizing the need to support small businesses decimated by COVID-19 mitigations in recent months to bounce back; while criticizing the decision of Governor JB Pritzker to indefinitely freeze a key component of recent bipartisan economic reforms.