McClure statement on budget address

Springfield- State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) released the following statement following Governor Pritzker’s budget address:

“Our state’s finances are a mess, and the effects of the pandemic have made our fiscal situation much worse. Last year, the state budget was severely unbalanced. This proposal is about $1.7 billion out of balance. We need a legitimate balanced budget. Instead, the Governor has again proposed to try and balance the budget on the backs of businesses and their employees through tax increases that haven’t yet passed. The people of Illinois deserve better. I remain hopeful that the General Assembly will be able to work together to put forward a more responsible budget through a transparent process that helps our state grow, gets people back to work, and doesn’t cost us any jobs.”

 

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