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Governor J.B. Pritzker has made Illinois, by most accounts a center left-state, into an island of prairie progressivism. This is Pritzker’s second term. He won reelection by 12 1/2 points last November. The billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, he was a very successful businessman and political activist and in 2018 ran for governor for the first time and won. He has very much governed as a progressive, leading on reproductive rights, decriminalization of marijuana, bail reform and opposition to book banning. Chicago will also host the 2024 Democratic National Convention and Pritzker intends to take an active role in the 2024 campaign.
Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers’ International Union of North America. Rebuilding America’s infrastructure and representing folks in healthcare and the energy fields. More information at LIUNA.org.