State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the following statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s State Budget Address:
“Today, the Governor presented the General Assembly with his budget plan along with statutory changes that together create a balanced budget. Not only is his FY19 budget plan balanced, but it does not include a single tax increase.
“Not everything the Governor presented today I will agree with, and certainly not everything he presented will the Democrat majority agree with, but his plan lays a good working foundation for the General Assembly. By engaging with each other in an understanding manner, we can work out our differences and pass a budget that is not only balanced but one that legislators on both sides of the aisle can get behind.
“The Governor has made the tough choices. Some of those choices I don’t necessarily agree with, but nonetheless, he did his job and created a balanced budget. It’s now time for the General Assembly to undergo the standard negotiation process.”