Rich Miller

Hard times ahead for Governor Pritzker

By Rich Miller

"The legislature is going to be a check on the executive branch," newly elected House Speaker Chris Welch flatly declared to me during an interview the other day. Welch was responding to a question I posed to him about his Jan. 13 inaugural address, when he asked not-so-rhetorically, "Why is it difficult to ensure that families' unemployment checks continue unabated and arrive on time so struggling families can feed their children?