One of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's first acts was to sign up with 14 other states pledging to commit to the Paris Climate Alliance, to the cheers of global warming alarmists.
To ask the question is to answer it. "Bill's Blog" in Truth in Accounting observes:
Taking a look at the list of those 15 states, they share another common trait. They tend to be in very bad financial shape, compared to the other states of the Union.
The 15 states that Inside Climate News article identified included California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Delaware. Adding Illinois to that list, the average per-Taxpayer Burden calculated by Truth in Accounting for these states runs almost $24,000—more than four times the average for the other 35 states.
He quickly gets to the point:
Is it possible that state governors in the U.S. Climate Alliance also really care about ways to get money in the door?
To me, it's not a question. Look for Pritzker to use climate change as one excuse to raise taxes in Illinois. And then use the money to try to keep the state afloat.