State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) released the following statement following Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address.
“Last year at this time, the Governor put forward an unbalanced budget that relied on tax hikes that hadn’t passed, financial help that might not be coming, and more borrowing. This year he is pushing the same broken ideas. Instead of making hard decisions to keep our state spending within its means, the same kind of decisions that families across Illinois struggle to make every day, Pritzker is again relying on job-killing tax hikes that haven’t passed and other budget tricks. We need a budget that makes responsible cuts and prioritizes spending where it is needed most, a budget that helps our businesses stay open and keep people working. We need real leadership from our Governor, not the same failed ideas that are killing our state.”