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February 10, 2016

CFL Statement following President Barack Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly

CFL Statement following President Barack Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly

Following President Barack Obama's address to the Illinois General Assembly, CFL President Jorge Ramirez issued the following statement:

"In his address to the Illinois General Assembly, President Obama said that politics has become extremely partisan in this country. Here in Illinois, Republicans used to find common ground with Democrats on bipartisan issues that are now being held hostage by Governor Rauner. The General Assembly has always been able to work with other governors to pass a budget that works for the people of Illinois. However, over the last year, Governor Rauner has driven a wedge between Democrats and Republicans and has made it impossible for Republicans to vote with Democrats on the policies that will help families in their districts. Debate keeps our democracy healthy; gridlock tears our state apart. Illinois cannot withstand three more years of a governor who is willing to place the people of Illinois in harm’s way in order to pass his own ideological agenda."

To read President Obama's full address, click here

 

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