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Dem Rep. Kifowit calls out Springfield leadership: ‘We have to do better’

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Jan 11, 2017

Before representatives of the 100th General Assembly cast their votes for Illinois House Speaker, one state lawmaker in a rare move stood to make a plea to the the state’s Democratic and Republican leaders to help bring an end to the destructive budget impasse.

“I felt compelled to make a statement for all the leadership — even the leadership from the Republican caucus — that we have to do better than what we have been doing the past two years,” said state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, an Aurora Democrat.

Kifowit, a Marine Corps veteran who has served in the House since 2013, echoed calls for…

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