State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released a statement following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s State Budget Address.
“While I appreciate the fact that the Governor laid out a balanced budget plan, it unfortunately does so by increasing taxes and kicking the can down the road on our pension problem. Borrowing $2 billion for our pensions, while pushing off almost $900 million in payments this year, only creates additional problems for our children and repeats the failed policies of the past.
“I recognize that the Governor’s proposal is just a start. It’s going to take a lot of work going forward in order to produce a balanced budget that does not fall on the backs of taxpayers. I encourage the Governor and the supermajority to hold true on their word to work in a bipartisan way. Unfortunately, the Governor failed to work across the aisle on the minimum wage proposal so I hope that’s not a sign of what’s to come. Only time will tell.”