FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Contact: Jake Lewis, Illinois Working Together
The State of Illinois Under Bruce Rauner: Worse
Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's fourth State of the State speech today:
"Illinois' economy is worse. Job growth is worse. Population loss is worse. Our credit rating is worse. The state's bill backlog is worse. A million people lost access to state services. Our higher education system is hemorrhaging students."
"After three years, the data is in: Illinois is worse off under Bruce Rauner."
About Illinois Working Together
Illinois Working Together is a coalition defending all working families from anti-worker attacks. Illinois Working Together believes that Governor Rauner's wrong priorities seek to harm hardworking families and communities throughout Illinois while protecting the wealthiest. The coalition's goal is to stand up and fight back against the governor's political attacks and threats - and protect the vital services all Illinoisans rely on. It is time to get Illinois working together.
For more information, visit www.illinoisworkingtogether.org