Fortner: House Democrat Spending without Revenue Budget Debate was Political Theater at its Best

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.”

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