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The Wednesday budget address by Democratic Governor JB Pritzker hit on almost every major topic facing the state of Illinois, and then some.

 

From the pension crisis to restructuring taxes to the legalization of marijuana, Governor Pritzker touched on a lot of high priority topics. He says though, the key to fiscal stability, is long term planning.

 

 

Governor Pritzker says the legalization of marijuana would not only create much-needed revenue in Illinois, but it would also create jobs.

 

 

The Governor talked about restructuring the tax system in Illinois and Wednesday outlined his ideas for where he wants Illinois to go.

 

 

With a nearly $3-billion pension crisis facing his administration and the state, the Governor talked about his plan to address the growing crisis.

 

 

Many educators have been curious what the Governor will have to say about public education and Wednesday he addressed his plans for funding early education in Illinois.

 

 

An increasingly popular topic across the nation is the legalization of sports betting and the Governor indicates he would like to legalize sports betting in the state and tax it. 

 

 

Governor Pritzker says the state can also grow by promoting the development of sustained wealth in black and brown communities. He wants to increase the number of minority-owned businesses eligible for state procurement opportunities.  

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