Latest Fact-checks on JB Pritzker JB Pritzker stated on February 2, 2022 in the 2022 State of the State address.: “A larger percentage of Illinoisans have been vaccinated than in any other Midwestern state.” JB Pritzker stated on July 21, 2021 in a podcast interview: “You can't actually use ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds” to pay down state unemployment insurance fund deficits. JB Pritzker stated on June 3, 2021 in a TV interview: Illinois Republican lawmakers “have argued that they want an independent [redistricting] commission, but they didn't do anything about it.” JB Pritzker stated on February 17, 2021 in a speech: “For the month of February, Illinois has been the vaccination leader among the 10 most populous states in the country.” JB Pritzker stated on November 17, 2020 in remarks at a news conference: “Republican elected officials, a network of propaganda publications in the state and some radio shock jocks” were spreading “a lie” about his daughter breaking COVID-19 restrictions. JB Pritzker stated on October 13, 2020 in a tweet: Says Illinois has made a "nation-leading" investment in funding for Census outreach. JB Pritzker stated on August 4, 2020 in remarks at a news conference: When COVID-19 struck, the Illinois Department of Employment Security “was hit with something no one expected: 10 to 20 times the claims, even during the worst recession of my lifetime.” JB Pritzker stated on March 17, 2020 in remarks at a press conference: Says it was “unquestionably” not within his “legal authority” to postpone Illinois’ primary election by changing the date or shifting to vote-by-mail. JB Pritzker stated on January 29, 2020 in a speech: “Over the past year, Illinois has reduced its unemployment rate more than all of the top 20 most populated states in the nation — and more than our Midwestern peers.” JB Pritzker stated on November 19, 2019 in an interview: Says a study projected that a pension buyout program he expanded would save "billions and billions, potentially $25 billion." JB Pritzker stated on October 31, 2019 in an interview: "Illinois lost population in 94 out of the last 95 years, so it’s not like it’s a new thing that we have a slight out-trickle of people leaving the state." JB Pritzker stated on May 1, 2019 in a speech: Says states with graduated income taxes "create jobs and grow their economies faster" than Illinois. JB Pritzker stated on February 20, 2019 in a speech: Says taxing more services, taxing retirement income and increasing the flat-rate income tax would "fall disproportionately on the working poor and the middle class." JB Pritzker stated on September 13, 2018 in a TV ad: "Because of Bruce Rauner, Illinois went 736 days without a budget, delaying funding for schools while local governments were forced to raise property taxes." JB Pritzker stated on August 24, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Bruce Rauner is "misquoting newspapers to lie about J.B. Pritzker." JB Pritzker stated on July 31, 2018 in a video on Twitter: "We have the most educated … workforce in the entire nation." JB Pritzker stated on June 7, 2018 in a campaign ad: "$1 billion—that’s how much Bruce Rauner has wasted with his budget crisis." JB Pritzker stated on March 30, 2018 in a tweet: A recent stomach virus outbreak at the beleaguered Quincy Veterans’ Home shows Gov. Bruce Rauner "is letting persistent health issues jeopardize the wellbeing of our nation’s heroes." JB Pritzker stated on December 6, 2017 in a candidate forum: "I released way more (tax) information than Bruce Rauner has."