Rep. McDermed Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Address

Springfield, IL… The following is a statement from State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) in response to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Address:

“While I applaud the Governor sanctioning ethics reform, specifically a revolving door ban I have been advocating for years, he did not mention the elephant in the room, Speaker Madigan. As long as he remains in power and those that support him continue to prop him up, Illinois will continue its steady drip of corruption. The current system that allows Speaker Madigan to draw the legislative maps is what keeps his party safely in power, and that complacency breeds corruption and lazy lawmaking. Speaker Madigan represents the old way of doing things, he represents 20th century politics, and we need 21st century solutions to property tax reform, pension reform, ethics reform, and the other major issues plaguing Illinois.”