By: Diane Benjamin
If you didn’t watch last night you can watch the debate here:
Bailey wants to repeal the Safety Act, Pritzker claimed he was open to modifications but didn’t specify any. Police unions across the State are supporting Bailey, State’s Attorneys continue to file lawsuits to stop implementation on January 1st.
A Peoria resident stated via video Illinois is rated #48 in business friendly, only California and New York are worse. That explains why Boeing, Caterpillar, Citadel, Tyson, and others are leaving the state. Pritzker touted some companies still here and claimed Bailey doesn’t know how to grow the economy. See 43:50.
Pritzker claimed MANY times the budgets have been balanced since he became governor. The budgets have also increased more than $10 billion in those 4 years. No mention of the Federal money Illinois received was made by either candidate. Bailey wants budgets to start with Zero Based budgeting meaning they aren’t automatically raised every year without justification.
See 52:40. The topic was illegals being sent to Illinois by border states. Keep watching, Bailey had eventually had the best line of the night.
Pritzker wants to ban assault weapons. That means taking guns away from people who haven’t broken any laws. He was asked why the legislature hasn’t done that since democrats hold super-majorities. Pritzker claimed they are working on it.
I thought the moderators did a better job than I thought they would. Another debate is scheduled for October 18th.
The link above also recaps how media viewed the debate.