Sen. Bailey responds to Democrats’ failure to pay back unemployment money

State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) has released the following statement following the Senate passage of an incomplete plan to address the state’s multi-billion-dollar unemployment insurance trust fund deficit:

“Our state is notorious for the way it manages money and today’s vote is proof that there is no change in sight. Instead of doing the responsible thing to pay our unemployment backlog bill in full with COVID relief dollars from the feds, Illinoisans are now on the hook for what could be the largest tax hike in our state’s history.

“I will not stand by and allow our government to tell workers in this state, taxpayers in this state, that they have to pay the price for the reckless, unaccountable actions of their irresponsible elected leaders.”

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