Senator Dan McConchie is releasing the following statement after Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a new emergency rule late Friday, May 15, creating new penalties for Illinois businesses.
“This is a clear breach of the separation of powers. It is the role of the legislature to make the law, and the role of the Governor to enforce it. He has assumed both roles and shut out the legislative branch. It is beyond time for the Governor to stop ruling by fiat.
"This week, the legislature must reassert control over the executive branch and return control of the state to the people by providing oversight of his emergency powers once and for all."