State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a state budget May 30. Righter voted in favor of the budget bills.
“When we began this year’s budget negotiations, my Republican colleagues and I made it clear to the Democratic majority that there would be no tax increase, and it must be a workable, balanced budget. This budget agreement meets those criteria.”
Righter served as a budget negotiator for the Senate Republican caucus. Fiscal Year 2019 begins July 1.