On Feb. 17, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered a combined State of the State and Budget Address virtually to members of the General Assembly.
Following the hybrid Address, State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) issued the following statement:
“Today the Governor of Illinois stood before the people of this state and demonstrated just how out-of-touch he is with the struggles and challenges Illinoisans have faced in their every-day lives over the past year.
“Just months ago, the voters of this state rejected the Administration’s attempt to increase personal income taxes and now that tough decisions have to be made to compensate for the Governor’s irresponsible spending, the Governor is doubling down.
“The budget put forth today is $1.7 billion out-of-balance, cuts funding to our Department of Corrections, redirects critical funding from Illinois’ infrastructure and eliminates hundreds-of-millions of dollars in business incentives.
“At a time when the hardworking families and the job creators of this state need responsible leadership the most, Governor Pritzker is once again failing them.”