Rep McDermed Reacts to More of Speaker Madigan’s Budget Games

Springfield, IL…State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the statement below following today’s spending votes:

“Today we were asked to vote on a so called “compromise” funding effort from Speaker Madigan which wasn’t announced until the night before. I opposed these bills because they appropriated almost $3 billion dollars while irresponsibly claiming it would fund them by not repaying $454 million borrowed from special State funds last year. I can’t support math like that. Further, the two bills never went through an appropriation committee and it’s not a ‘compromise effort’ unless the two parties are at the table together. The process by which we were asked to consider this gargantuan spending proposal and the rebuttal of Republican efforts to continue the session on Friday in the hopes of coming to a resolution proved that this was more about grandstanding on behalf of the Democrats rather than a real effort or solution on their part.”