A candidate for Illinois Lt. Governor said there's no longer a need to eliminate the office now that the Governor and Lt. Governor are running as a team.
That's the word from Republican State Representative Jil Tracy, who's running alongside Republican candidate for Governor Kirk Dillard.
The Illinois House approved a bill earlier this year to eliminate the Lt. Governor's position. The plan now awaits action by the Senate and would also have to be approved by voters in November 2014.
Tracy said the Governor and Lt. Governor's offices will now have similar ideas and agendas which will then help make the budgets for those two offices more efficient and effective.
Meanwhile, Tracy said the only way to stop the decline of the state and turn it around is to elect a Reblublican governor.
She said the state can't continue to have Democratic leadership in Springfield and expect things to get better.
Tracy added that she and Dillard both have experience working with Democrats and Republicans in the General Assembly to get bills passed and issues solved.
Tracy made the comments Wednesday on the WDWS Morning Show.