Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restrictive paths” to reopening are needed to help the state recover from the economic damage caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin penned a letter to the governor on Monday, endorsing a plan from the Illinois Municipal League that would make a series of changes to the reopening plan.
“We believe (the plan) is far too restrictive to those businesses struggling to stay afloat economically during this crisis,” the leaders said in the letter. “Furthermore, the parameters your plan puts in place in determining when a region can move between phases will only cause further economic hardship to small businesses and our state.”
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