Statement from Rep. McDermed on Session Adjournment

Springfield, IL… For the second year in a row the Illinois General Assembly has adjourned without sending Governor Rauner a budget. State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) has released the following statement in response to this dereliction of duty:

“I took office at the same time as the Governor. I have been a firsthand witness to the kind of political games being played over the budget. Time and time again the House has snubbed its constitutional obligation to pass a balanced budget or even adopt a revenue estimate on which to base that budget. Speaker Madigan has said that we will hold hearings on the budget in June and I have to wonder when he finally realized that the House needs to start work on a balanced budget. Should the Speaker be interested in calling us back to Springfield to work and negotiate to try and rectify this situation before the end of the fiscal year, I stand ready and willing.”