The Quad-City Times: Gov. Pritzker plans to use part of state’s $1.7 billion surplus to provide tax relief for Illinois families

Amid the sudden increase in inflation, gas prices and groceries, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker stopped in Rock Island Thursday morning to discuss the Illinois Family Relief Plan he pitched in his budget address to lawmakers last week in Springfield.

The Quad Cities Chamber hosted the governor and members of the media at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., where Pritzker said the plan will provide “immediate relief for Rock Island families.”

“For too many years, state government couldn’t balance its budget or pay its bills on time. It’s one of the important reasons that I decided to run for governor,” Pritzker said. “After decades of credit downgrades and fiscal instability, things are finally looking up in the state of Illinois. 

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