Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautions Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker about big Democratic majorities in Springfield

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel used his latest podcast episode, featuring Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, to caution about “hubris” that can prevent fundamental issues from getting resolved in Springfield because of Democratic supermajorities in the state legislature.

In the “Chicago Stories” podcast, Emanuel also sounded gleeful about Pritzker’s vow to encourage businesses to come to the city and the state in contrast to outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and complaints he bad-mouthed Illinois too much.

“That will be a fresh start, somebody will sell Illinois. There is a beginning. That’s a concept we haven’t tried in a while,” Emanuel said, not mentioning Rauner by name.

During the podcast, taped last week in City Hall, the mayor asked Pritzker if he was worried Democrats have too big a majority in the House and Senate. The party will have veto-proof margins over Republicans when a new class of lawmakers and governor take office in January.

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November 18, 2018 at 04:12PM

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