In response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address on Wednesday, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement:
“I thought Governor Rauner did a nice job of presenting a bold agenda that will set Illinois on a path toward prosperity. I was particularly pleased with his overall theme of empowerment, where Illinoisans can take control of their own futures.
“Property tax relief is a topic that is very important to me, so I applaud the Governor for recognizing that our high property taxes are a direct result of local and state governments being unwilling to control their spending. He said providing property tax relief is one of his top priorities, and I look forward to helping him promote this agenda through legislation in the General Assembly.
“I was particularly pleased to hear about the Governor’s plan for improving education options for Illinois families. He has embraced the notion that parents deserve the right to choose the best educational setting that will help their individual children thrive. I support many elements of the Governor’s Student and Career Success Package, and look forward to seeing the details as we move through this legislative session.”