* Illinois Public Radio…
“Campaigning is easy. Governing is a lot harder. So, any person becoming Governor of Illinois has to really kind of come to that job with that understanding. Being the governor is a hard job. (You’ve) got to work at it every day.” […]
“We definitely have to raise the minimum wage in Illinois, it’s far too low,’’ [former Gov. Pat Quinn] says, “The current governor has failed to do that. That should be job one for the new governor.” […]
“Honor and respect the process, as well as honor and respect those people who make up the process,” [former GOP Sen. Pam Althoff] says. […]
“Many governors of both parties lost sight of the fact that Illinois is an extremely diverse state, and it’s very important for us to continue to carry on dialogues; to learn what we do have in common and what our concerns are,” she says. […]
“The governor’s job is to come in with his own agenda and collaborate, and say, ‘This is what I would like to see. How is it we work together to achieve this?’”
* The Question: Your own advice for the next governor?
…Adding… In case your advice is “live at the mansion”…
“I intend to live at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, but I will of course be commuting as often as possible.” [Pritzker] said the children would continue schooling in Chicago, but “there will be a lot of travel back and forth by all of us.”
“I am looking forward to spending time in Springfield, as I have during the course of the campaign,” Pritzker said. “I think it allows me not just to get to know people in Sangamon County better, but also to get around Central and Southern Illinois easier. That’s something that’s been really important to me during the course of the campaign — just listening to people who live in different areas of the state than where I live.”
…Adding… And if you want him to “listen” he says he’s already heard you…
He was asked about what tax rates he would propose, as he often had been during the campaign. Pritzker said his administration will have to work with lawmakers on specifics.
“We need to make sure that we’re listening,” Pritzker told reporters. “I know that you all don’t want to accept that, but in order to get something done, we need to listen to all parties. It is a difficult process to get a constitutional amendment passed.”