We can and need to save our state
Our state is crumbling. Since taking office, Governor Rauner has slashed support for our public institutions. Springfield politicians focused on scoring political points have been unable to stop him. The result is a state and a populace that are being crushed.
Without permanent change, everything we invest in as a state—public universities, domestic violence centers, services for seniors and people with disabilities, health care, schools and after school program—will be irreparably damaged. It is not too late to save and rebuild our public institutions, but time is running out.
We need a new generation of progressive Democrats in Springfield to make the tough—but right—choices necessary to save our public institutions. I will support those tough choices—including an unpopular permanent tax increase—and the reforms, including term limits for legislative leaders—needed to bring new progressive leaders.