For Immediate Release
Ives Statement on WBEZ Report, ‘Beginning of an Epidemic: Email Shows State Wanted to Wait 6 Days to Publicize Legionnaires’ Outbreak’
“This is another inexcusable betrayal of our veterans and the benefits they earned protecting our freedoms.”
December 21, 2017 – Yesterday, WBEZ published Dave McKinney’s report ‘Beginning Of An Epidemic’: Email Shows State Waited 6 Days To Publicize Legionnaires’ Outbreak.’ State Represenative Jeanne Ives, Republican Candidate for Governor, released the following statement:
“The Governor has a moral responsibility to those who are served by the state. He must ensure that services are delivered efficiently, meet the highest standards possible, and that they are, ultimately sustainable. When it becomes clear that the state is not living up to those responsibilities, the Executive Officer must then respond with urgency.
“Since his election in 2014, it become clear that Governor Rauner is very cavalier with other people’s lives. While Rauner plays his blame-shifting game with other IL ruling class pols, veterans died. Preventable deaths aren’t prevented when no one is in charge. Sweeping issues under the rug and breaking promises has become a common theme. This is another inexcusable betrayal of our veterans and the benefits they earned protecting our freedoms. Wasn’t Bruce Rauner the guy with business savvy who was going to make state government more efficient and responsive? He is AWOL and Illinois veterans are being short-changed as a result.”
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