State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) offered the following comments after Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first Budget Address on Feb. 18.
"Gov. Rauner’s first words during the State of the State were a somber set-up for today’s budget address, because this may be the last, best chance at fixing our state’s fiscal problems. I have been saying for years that our state was heading toward insolvency because of the fiscal mismanagement of the past 12 years. The proposed budget is just a starting point for the negotiations,” Luechtefeld said. “Gov. Rauner’s budget recognizes our state’s sad fiscal situation, for the first time in 12 years.”