State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) released the following statement after the passage of the state’s FY21 budget:
“I could not support the budget that the Democratic majority pushed through the General Assembly. The budget spends nearly $43 billion and relies heavily on massive borrowing and hope that the federal government will bail the state out with another stimulus package, which is no guarantee. This partisan budget also gave the governor unfettered control over how the state spends federal COVID-19 relief funds.
“Democrat lawmakers also showed a shocking lack of awareness as they failed to take action to prevent yet another pay increase during the same month our state’s unemployment rate reached a record high. Lawmakers send the wrong type of message to their constituents by passing a pay increase during a global pandemic.”