State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, issued the following statement today in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly:
“I appreciate that Governor Pritzker is making property tax relief and job creation a top priority. Those have been two of my top priorities in office and I’m hopeful we can come together to achieve impactful relief for our property tax payers. While we may not agree on every issue or approach, there is room to find common ground on both of these issues of importance to local families. I was pleased to hear we will have the Governor’s support for the ethics reforms we’ve been seeking for many years. We need to clean up Illinois.
The pro-business and data center incentives we passed last year have spurred vigorous interest in the DeKalb area that will bring jobs and prosperity to our region. If we work together in a bipartisan way and compromise – just like we did last year to pass a balanced budget, job-creating reforms and historic investments in our state’s infrastructure – I know we can find solutions to the cost of rising property taxes, create good-paying jobs, and root out corruption in Illinois. That work begins in earnest today.”