Pritzker Disaster Declarations Outlive ALL Surrounding States

From Wirepoits, reprinted with permission:

Gov. Pritzker can’t have it both ways. He can’t claim he’s done a great job at managing Covid and yet still proclaim Illinois a “Disaster Area.” – Wirepoints Quickpoint

July 26, 2022

By: Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

Gov. J.B. Pritzker can’t have it both ways. He can’t claim he’s managed Covid successfully and yet, more than two years later, still proclaim Illinois a “Disaster Area.”

On Friday July 22, 2022, the governor extended his disaster proclamation for the 32nd consecutive 30-day period. Proclamation number one was on March 9, 2020.

Pritzker says his many executive orders remain “necessary” for him to manage Covid. But that explanation doesn’t hold up when you look at the rest of the country. 

Illinois is now one of just 14 states still under Emergency Orders and the only one of its neighbors to still implement Covid rules via executive fiat.

Illinois’ neighbors ended their Covid emergencies months ago, or, in the case of Michigan, nearly two years ago. 

March 9, 2020, Disaster Proclamation.

Pritzker says his many executive orders remain “necessary” for him to manage Covid. But that explanation doesn’t hold up when you look at the rest of the country. 

Illinois is now one of just 14 states still under Emergency Orders and the only one of its neighbors to still implement Covid rules via executive fiat.

Illinois’ neighbors ended their Covid emergencies months ago, or, in the case of Michigan, nearly two years ago. 

House Speaker Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon share the blame for the governor’s continued control. They’ve had plenty of time to take back control and yet they’ve done nothing.

Back during his 2023 budget speech Pritzker said he strived to “make Illinois an example for the rest of the country for how to manage through the crisis.”

If he meant 32 consecutive disaster declarations and two-plus years of fiat rule, the rest of the nation should say “no thanks.”

Click here to see Wirepoints’ latest Instagram “reel” [showing Priztker announcing his disaster proclmations].

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From Illinois Polilcy:

State Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dietrich, said Pritzker’s orders are more about political power than public health…

Pritzker’s original disaster proclamation called for a swift response when 46% of intensive care unit beds were occupied. Currently, 145 Illinoisans are in the ICU with COVID, about 4% of statewide capacity.


Comments

Pritzker Disaster Declarations Outlive ALL Surrounding States — 8 Comments

  1. Well, who disagrees that Illinois isn’t a disaster. We’re number one!

  2. Pritzker wants to be Trudeau. Wait until he steals the next election. It’s coming.

    Cal what’s the update on the unions being able to raise our property taxes?

  3. The state is most certainly a disaster area.

    Not going to change until the brain dead zombies in Chicago stop voting Democrat.

    28% is the number I’ve been told need to vote republican in Chicago for the Republicans to win statewide.

    Only once that has occurred can the disaster recovery begin.

  4. Reality they use Dominion Voting machines in Crook County and store voter registrations electronically. Early voting facilitates their ability to cheat.

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