SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans’ trust in government was a key theme of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State Address at the Capitol Building in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.
Pritzker used the address to tout some of his freshman term successes, such as the 45 billion dollar “Rebuild Illinois” infrastructure plan and the legalization of marijuana, while also laying out his agenda for the coming year.
A day after former State Senator Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty to corruption charges, the governor stated that Illinois lawmakers “have to work together to confront a scourge that has been plaguing our political system for far too long. (And) root out the purveyors of greed and corruption.”
Pritzker followed with a plea to pass “real, lasting” ethics reform in the upcoming 2020 legislative session.