Pritzker wants to legalize sports betting

  • M.K. Pritzker hands pens to her husband, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Tuesday as he signs SB1 raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Pritzker wants to legalize recreational marijuana and sports betting.

    M.K. Pritzker hands pens to her husband, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Tuesday as he signs SB1 raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Pritzker wants to legalize recreational marijuana and sports betting. Associated Press

 
Associated Press
Updated 2/20/2019 1:32 PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker is proposing raising more than $1 billion in state revenue by legalizing recreational marijuana and sports betting.

The Democrat is delivering his plan for a $39 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

by signing up you agree to our terms of service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

He says it focuses on spending for education, health and human services, and public safety.

Pritzker campaigned on legalizing marijuana and on Wednesday called for legalized sports better. He also wants a tax on insurance companies.

The governor also wants to reform the income tax system with a graduated tax based on income. Voters would have to approve that in 2020.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.