With the new Governor and 99th General Assembly officially sworn into office, State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) says it’s time to get down to business.
“With new leadership and a bi-partisan government, the short term-fixes and Band-Aid style approach to solving our budget problems ends now,” Senator Righter said. “Our state is in a fiscal crisis. Solving our crisis will require tough solutions. But, they will be solutions that can make Illinois great again.”
Beyond the budget, Righter’s priorities this year include fully funding the state’s foundation formula for education, passing meaningful workers’ compensation reform, and ending overly-burdensome regulations on job creators.
“I’m tired of states like Indiana poaching our businesses,” Righter said. “Adding primary causation to a workers’ compensation reform bill and lowering burdens on business owners are great ways to boost jobs and help our state’s economy.”