Rezin: Reforms and cuts must be the overwhelming aspects of any budget solution

Springfield, IL – State Sen. Sue Rezin issued the following statement as reaction to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address Feb 15.

“I appreciated Gov. Rauner’s upbeat tone and optimism to solving the state’s budget problems,” State Sen. Sue Rezin said. “This attitude is what’s needed from everyone if we are going to move Illinois forward.

“Working together – in a civil and honest manner – is the vehicle needed that will get us to the right destination for the state, a true balanced budget. It’s important to note, due to the state’s dire financial situation and the fact we have a two party government, the reality is, the solution to a balanced budget will include things not everyone will like. I want to stress, however, we owe it to taxpayers that reforms and cuts must be the overwhelming aspects of any budget solution.

“Enough is enough. Every day we go without a balanced budget only makes things worse for taxpayers, our schools, and social service providers and kicks our problems down the road even further. The time is now to act.”  

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