For the second week in a row, the Illinois Senate passed another unbalanced budget over the objections of Senate Republicans, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo).
“The Senate majority advanced an unbalanced budget based on the largest tax increase in Illinois history. That same proposal is also balanced on the backs of our public service workers, by short-changing this year’s pension payment,” Schimpf said. “This was a huge tax increase without pro-growth reforms. The Senate majority acted in a way that breached our good-faith negotiations. I urge my Democrat colleagues to come back to the negotiating table to support the job-growing reforms that are essential for a truly balanced budget.”