Pritzker’s Budget Proposal Places Burden on Families and Job Creators

I’m disheartened by what I heard in Governor Pritzker’s budget address this afternoon. His proposal places a bigger burden on Illinois job creators and violates an agreement he made with our caucus two years ago.

In 2019, House Republicans worked with the Governor and our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to pass a package of business reforms and promote economic growth in Illinois. Now, two years after signing his name to this agreement, the Governor has gone back on his word.

At a time when businesses across our state are grasping at straws to stay afloat, Governor Pritzker has proposed a tax increase on all of them by eliminating $900 million in job creation measures. These incentives are needed now more than ever to help rebuild our economy and provide new state revenue.

We heard nothing in the Governor’s speech today about how his budget works for the Illinois families and businesses that have been devastated by the pandemic and his administration’s response to it. All we have today is another broken budget and more broken promises.