State Senator Don DeWitte (St. Charles) released the below statement following the Governor’s Budget Address:
“Increasing the budget by $1.6 billion while relying on the Governor getting his massive tax increase is completely irresponsible. What’s even more concerning are the threats being made to education, Medicaid, and local governments if he doesn’t get the tax increase he’s been calling for.
“The cycle of spend more, tax more must be over. We cannot continue to blame the previous administration for our state’s fiscal calamity, and we certainly cannot continue to ignore the pension albatross that strangles our ability to fund government responsibly.”