State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) expressed his concerns following the Governors Budget Address and said another income tax increase should not be the solution:
Despite a roaring economy and the largest tax increase in Illinois history, the Governor is proposing a budget designed to do one thing: necessitate his massive tax increase. Theres a better way. Lets live within our means and govern responsibly without once again reaching into taxpayer pockets. Its not that hard.
In regard to how the budget will work if the Governors tax increase does not pass, Sen. McConchie said:
The Governor is doing exactly what he criticized his predecessor forholding hostage schools, infrastructure, and other things like small business owners tax refunds if voters dont bend to his will.