JB Pritzker

Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
June 05, 2019 - 3:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign the state budget as is, including $1,600 pay increases for the 177 members of the state General Assembly. That means Pritzker won’t invoke a constitutional power that would let him block the raises while letting the rest of the...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — The Illinois General Assembly approved Wednesday a bill that would allow Illinoisans to choose a non-binary gender marker on their drivers' licenses or state IDs. Now HB3534 is on its way to Gov. JB Pritzker's desk after receiving a 67-38 vote in the House in April and a...
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May 28, 2019 - 12:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Voters will decide next year whether to ditch Illinois’ flat-rate income tax in favor of one that hits the wealthy hardest following House action Monday that gave Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker his top campaign pledge and biggest victory since taking office. On a 73-44 roll...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday he is confident that Illinois residents will swallow $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes to pay for a massive state construction program , while a key Republican said some of the taxes aren’t acceptable and lawmakers may have to seek...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:14 pm
By SARA BURNETT/Associated Press CHICAGO (AP/KMOX) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy cannabis for...
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April 08, 2019 - 2:27 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed into law HB 345 , which bans the sale of tobacco and related products to those under the age of 21. Illinois is the first state in the Midwest to adopt “Tobacco 21.” On July 1, Illinois and Virginia will become the eighth and...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
March 04, 2019 - 7:18 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hoping the burgeoning sports-gambling industry will help solve Illinois' budget troubles, but state lawmakers must first legalize expanded wagering after years of failed attempts. Pritzker said during his budget address last month that the state could count on $...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
February 19, 2019 - 12:09 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has officially signed a bill to raise the state's minimum wage to $15-per-hour by 2025. BREAKING: With @GovPritzker 's signature, the $15 minimum wage is now law in Illinois! Congratulations to all the workers, union members, and advocates...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:13 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Coming to an Illinois ballot near you this November -- J.B. Pritzker. The Democratic race was called for Pritzker pretty early in the evening. In a fiery speech, he called on supporters to help him take back Illinois. “We can do so much better. Let’s fund our schools properly so...
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