Area Republican state legislators were quick to express criticism of Wednesday's State of the State address by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said she felt Quinn was out of touch.
In a release she added Quinn's address "sounded more like a campaign speech." She added criticism of Quinn's stand on an assault weapons ban and proposal to raise the minimum wage. State Senator Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) also criticized the minimum wage proposal.
Meanwhile in a release, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, a Democrat, praised the speech.