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Governor JB Pritzker

Gov. J.B. Pritzker spent his first full day in office taking steps aimed at setting himself apart from his predecessor.

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It was a good day to be a Democrat in Illinois as Gov. J.B. Pritzker was sworn in on Monday along with a diverse group of statewide office holders.

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Despite having a Democratic majority in state politics, recently sworn in Gov. JB Pritzker used words of inclusion and bipartisanship in his first public address.

The Pritzker Agenda

Jan 11, 2019

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes office next week on the heels of the most decisive election victory in a generation. And he’ll be working to pass his agenda through the biggest Democratic majorities in the General Assembly since the 1960s.

That raises a question: What precisely does that agenda consist of? 

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J.B. Pritzker transition team

The House Executive Committee has approved a plan pushed by the incoming governor to increase salaries he can offer his cabinet.

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The leader of the Small Business Advocacy Council said the near 800 day-long state budget impasse set small businesses up for a rocky relationship with Illinois government.

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is making legalizing marijuana one of his top priorities.

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Illinois State University is banding together with 130 other public institutions to collaborate on new best practices to keep students in school through graduation.

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The mayor of Normal said he hopes Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker broadens his transition team looking at state infrastructure needs.

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