State Week: Pritzker lays out his budget priorities

Gov. JB Pritzker delivered a combined State of the State/Budget Address this week that focused heavily on increased funding for education and social services. The nearly $50 billion spending plan brought criticism from Republicans. They raised concerns about costs of new programs, like an expansion of child care services and making preschool available to all kids over the next four years. Still, with Democrats holding supermajorities in the General Assembly, Pritzker is likely to get his way this spring.

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February 17, 2023 at 12:59PM

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