Mayor talks about trip to SOTU

Mayor talks about trip to SOTU

DANVILLE -- Mayor Scott Eisenhauer got to see the State of the Union in person.
DANVILLE -- Mayor Scott Eisenhauer got to see the State of the Union in person. Eisenhauer was invited by Congressman John Shimkus (R) as a guest and says he cleared his calendar quickly because nothing was going to stop him from going.

Eisenhauer says the trip was quick and he was happy to meet a lot of legislators. His opinion of the President's speech was that he was long on ideas, but short on details which is typical for any State of the Union address.

Mayor Eisenhauer admits though, at times, he was less focused on the President's words and more so on the atmosphere of an historical event. During the speech, President Obama asked businesses to voluntarily raise the minimum wage. Eisenhauer says it's one of the points which most resonates with Central Illinois.

He said, after the speech, many on Capitol Hill had strong reactions to the President's vow to exercise his executive authority to get things done. It's something Eisenhauer noted former President Bush also did during his term.
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