State Sen. Karen McConnaughay offered the following reaction to Gov. Rauner’s Feb. 18 Budget Address.
“We have known for some time that the biggest issue of the spring session was going to be the budget. Today the work really begins,” said McConnaughay. “Governor Rauner has laid out a budget that increases funding to elementary and secondary education, as well as public safety, but still decreases overall spending from the 2015 fiscal year. The Governor has laid out a bold agenda, and has now given us the roadmap to accomplish it. In the coming months I look forward to working in a bipartisan way with my Senate colleagues and the Governor to pass a budget.”