Pritzker defends ambitious plan for higher education

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(CHICAGO) In the race for governor, Democrat JB Pritzker and his wife early-voted this morning and then took questions from reporters including WLS’ Bill Cameron.

After voting, Pritizker said he and his running-mate have at least one vote.

He was asked how he’d pay for his ambitious plan for higher education he announced Wednesday. It includes big increases in state aid.

His response, “We can help pay for that thru cuts in state government I’ve suggested. I’ve proposed investments in savings that we could have both in our Medicaid budget and our education budget by investing in early childhood education. Finally, I’ve suggested we might legalize sports betting or look at other expansion of gambling in the state. And then legalize marijuana and tax it.”

Pritzker also endorsed a panel’s new recommendations to combat sexual harrassment in campaigns and  state govt and said the FBI should investigate the allegations against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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