Senate Republicans Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) joined State Representatives Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) today to introduce the party’s “Capitol Compromise,” a package of bills that composes a bipartisan-compromise balanced budget with reforms to end the budget impasse. Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) offered the following statement in support of the budget package and urges lawmakers to return to Springfield to vote on the proposal.
“Time is running out and we need to be back in Springfield to end this budget impasse,” said Senator Tracy. “The proposal that some of my Senate and House colleagues put forth today contains a truly balanced budget with structural reforms, as well as property tax relief for Illinois’ already over-taxed businesses and residents. These reforms are vital if we’re going to improve our business climate and create jobs. It’s imperative we don’t delay it any further—the state has suffered for far too long.”
For the ‘Capitol Compromise’ or any budget proposal to pass through the House of Representatives, it will need a three-fifths majority vote—which would require the support of both parties. The General Assembly is expected to return to Springfield in late June to continue budget negotiations and legislative action.