Pritzker banking on fully legal marijuana next year; what about wage hike?Posted by On

Legalizing recreational marijuana was among Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s election pledges, and a bill in support is likely to break in the General Assembly early in 2019, he said.

You can also expect a gambling expansion plan to surface in the coming legislative session, as the state wrestles with balancing its budget, Pritzker said Friday.

In the 32 days since his election defeat of incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner, the Chicago Democrat has been busy, convening 10 advisory groups on issues from justice to education to transportation.

A number of suburbanites and Republicans are serving on those committees, and Pritzker explained he’s trying to work across the aisle.

“The days of hyper-partisanship are behind us,” Pritzker said as…

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