Rep. Rosenthal Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

Following today’s joint State of the State and Budget Address by Governor Pritzker, State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) issued the following response:

“Year after year, Gov. Pritzker has proposed budgets with new spending. One-time federal relief funds are drying up, and extra revenue from inflation won’t be here forever. Despite this, he wants to lock taxpayers into paying nearly $3 billion more in long-term spending for new programs he wants to create. The only way to pay for his new pet projects will be tax hikes that families can’t afford. At a time when family budgets are strapped with increased prices, we shouldn’t be looking at adding to their burden down the road.”