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