Taxes, increased spending central to Governor’s proposal
Today’s budget address included calls for bipartisanship and laid out the groundwork for discussions that will take place over the next few weeks. Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) is looking forward to being a part of the conversation and hopes the Governor is serious about being bipartisan.
Sen. McClure is also anxious to hear more about the Governor’s ideas on how to bring more jobs to downstate Illinois. He was displeased, however, that the majority of the address was based on revenue projections that may not pan out, tax increases, borrowing, delaying our inevitable responsibilities, and overspending.
“We won’t dig ourselves out of the hole we created by continuing to make the same mistakes over and over again,” said Sen. McClure. “Expanding government, delaying pension payments, and hiking taxes will not grow the economy or lead to long-term stability for Illinois.”
Sen. McClure was also concerned with the potential repercussions the Governor’s plan could bring for years to come, believing much of what was proposed will hurt Illinois in the long run.
“Kicking the can down the road is unacceptable and will only put the state in worse fiscal condition,” said Sen. McClure. “Not much of what he proposed will offer a path toward prosperity. I hope the Governor will listen to the constructive criticism he will get in the coming weeks and months. We truly need bipartisanship in order to turn Illinois around.”
About Senate District 50:
The 50th Senate District is located in central Illinois and encompasses the entirety of Calhoun, Greene, Morgan, Pike, and Scott Counties, and partially within Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, and Sangamon Counties.
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