Guv talks up Illinois at summit

The governor’s wrapping up his European tour with a panel discussion with other U.S. governors. Taking a question about bipartisanship, Gov. JB Pritzker said being green and creating jobs are not mutually exclusive.

“We can do both at the same time. We are at a moment, I think, where there is good recognition of that,” Pritzker said. “Look, I would have liked to have had a majority of Republican support for (Illinois’ climate legislation). We weren’t able to get that, but we had some, and I think that is some progress.

“I would like to see the national Republican Party take a position in favor of fighting climate change, but I don’t think that is going to happen anytime real soon.”

While bragging about Illinois’ environmental advances, Pritzker said there’s much left to do. He joined governors of Washington State, Oregon, and Hawaii for the discussion and news conference at COP26 in Scotland.

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via News – WTAX 93.9FM/1240AM

November 8, 2021 at 11:56AM

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