Springfield, IL… Proposed spending without revenue, playing political theater at its best according to State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago).
“Here we are again just a few days before the legislative session is set to adjourn discussing the state budget. House Democrats propose a budget that by their own omission is more than $3 billion out of balance. Illinois’ constitution requires the General Assembly pass a balanced budget. Voting in favor of this unbalanced budget would be a violation of the oath we took as legislators,” said Fortner.
“Spending money we don’t have and avoiding reforms needed will dig Illinois further into its fiscal hole. A partisan budget does not solve anything but adds to false hopes for state funded services for our most vulnerable and to educate our children. We need a serious process with both parties at the table.”