State Sen. Chapin Rose issued the following statement in response to budget action taken May 23 at the Statehouse.
“This morning in committee, Democrats admitted that this so-called ‘budget’ had over $2.5 billion in mistakes in it, and it didn’t pay off one penny of the state’s unpaid bills, and that is on top of the fact that it isn’t balanced in the first place.
“Unbalanced budgets, higher income taxes, and no property tax relief for Illinois taxpayers – this is typical of the Chicago Democrats.
“Instead of going back into the room to finish cutting to make this thing balance, they did this. This is totally unproductive to getting a budget for the taxpayers that is truly balanced.”