SPRINGFIELD- Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) reacted with the following to Governor Bruce Rauner's State of the State address:

"I believe the governor should have told the truth. He talked about a lot of our past history, Gwendolyn Brooks. We can't have another Gwendolyn Brooks if we're not providing higher education opportunitites, if we're not funding MAP grants as we should. We know that MAP grants help fund low income students and helps bridge that gap to keep them in school. And if we continue to neglect these things there will be no inventions of the Twinkie.

I think he made fun of the conditions that we're in today, and it's sad. It's sad that our leader is not governing as he should and he continues to pass the buck on everyone else. I feel like a lot of it was just untrue."

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