State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the following statement ahead of returning to Springfield for special session:
“With schools fearing they may not open in the fall, the need for a comprehensive balanced budget is as critical as ever. As lawmakers head back to the Capitol for ten consecutive days, it is necessary that we capitalize on that time to truly engage in bipartisanship for the sake of not only students but for the well-being of the entire state.
“The Governor has called us to action and it’s time to finally put an end to the impasse. The citizens of this state deserve a truly balanced budget that caps our out-of-control spending and structural reforms that deliver lasting property tax relief, make structural changes that will attract job creators to create jobs and grow our economy, and improve the way we provide for the future generation through education.
“In the coming days, we will have to make some tough choices, but I hope lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can come together to show the people of Illinois that we have their best interests in mind.”