Rep. Murphy Responds to Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan

Following today’s announcement by Governor JB Pritzker of a phased reopening plan based on four regions of the state, State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement:

“I’m glad the Governor has finally heard our calls for a regional approach to addressing COVID-19 and a plan for safely reopening our state. The unintended consequences of the one size fits all approach has been devastating for families and small businesses across central Illinois,” said Murphy. “However, the timetable for implementation in different regions, the ability of informed local officials to be a part of the decision-making process, and the vagueness of requirements leave too many unanswered questions. Saying it will be a regional approach is one thing, but if the decisions are still being made by someone from outside our region with limited local consultation, then we still risk being the victim of a one size fits all cure that does more harm than the virus itself.”

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