SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield) released the following statement regarding Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address:
“The Governor is proposing to increase spending, despite the fact that projected revenues are decreasing. This plan would spend us into a tax increase.
“Now, with federal funds drying up, we are facing an impending fiscal cliff. We need an honest, and open, discussion about spending with all sides at the table. Necessary funds to address the staffing crisis at DCFS, secure our prisons, and lower our state’s alarming recidivism rate are no where to be found.
“We need to do better about making sure funding is going where it is needed most and being spent in the best way possible.”