Late Saturday night, the Democrat majority passed an unbalanced and partisan state budget through the General Assembly. This FY21 budget spends over $2 billion more than last year’s budget, relies on $5 billion in borrowing, and cedes more authority to the Governor. Illinois taxpayers absolutely cannot afford a $6.1 billion deficit, $5 billion in new debt and fantasies that the federal government will bail out our state government.
We asked to convene in Springfield so that we could do the job we were elected to do, to make the hard decisions that need to be made to move our state forward and help the struggling Illinois families we represent. Democrat lawmakers chose to abdicate those responsibilities.
The Illinois House Republicans will continue to fight for the hardworking families of Illinois to ensure their voices are heard and to get our state on the path toward economic recovery.