ILLINOIS (WCIA) — This week marks 100 days since Democratic governor J.B. Pritzker swore the oath of office.
On Capitol Connection, veteran statehouse reporters Dave Dahl of WTAX Radio and Bernie Schoenburg of the State Journal-Register looked back on the first three-plus months under a new governor and broke down what the rookie politician has to show for it.
Immediately upon taking office, Pritzker reinstated annual automatic salary increases for newly hired state workers. After roughly a month in office, the new governor signed a bill into law to raise the state’s minimum wage up to 15 dollars per hour by the year 2025. Pritzker also adopted several union-friendly policies and executive orders and made several key appointments to head state agencies.