Statement on Governor Rauner’s State of the State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner presented his first State of the State address today before members of the Illinois General Assembly.  State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was in attendance and released the following statement:

“This is the first honest State of the State I’ve heard from an Illinois Governor in over a decade.  I agree with Governor Rauner that we must make Illinois more competitive.  We can’t afford to keep losing our population and jobs to our border states.  I am pleased our Governor recognizes the problem and has a plan to turn Illinois around.  I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues to make Illinois more competitive and a better place to live.”