Rep. Wheeler: Governor offers path forward

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) released the following statement in reaction to Governor Rauner’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly today.

“Today, Governor Rauner gave an honest assessment of our state’s financial situation, perhaps the first in over a decade. Everything he said today is geared towards fighting the biggest fight we have – creating jobs, improving our economy and bringing manufacturing jobs back to Illinois. The Governor mentioned the expected closure of the Sealy Mattress plant in Batavia this spring to illustrate the impact of losing good jobs to neighboring states like Indiana. We have the ability to restore Illinois’ competitive advantage and start bringing good jobs back to the Fox Valley region. The next step is to put together a clear blueprint for how to achieve these goals on a bipartisan basis.”

Rep. Wheeler serves the 50thDistrict, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.