State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the following statement regarding the State of the State Address:
“Political stalemates and ineffective government have plagued our state for far too long. In today’s State of the State Address, Governor Bruce Rauner addressed the opportunities we have to turn that around. His optimism gave me hope for a bright future for Illinois.
“I am excited about the recent progress that is being made here in the Senate, but I know several challenges still lie ahead. I know it is difficult to see our achievements, but I can assure you collaboration is happening behind the scenes. As Gov. Rauner mentioned, through cooperation, Illinois can and will prosper. We, as members of the General Assembly, have an obligation to the people we represent to work together to bring much needed change, and I hope that change is soon coming”