McDermed Disappointed in Governor’s Budget Address

Springfield, IL… Today, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) issued the following statement regarding Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address:

“This budget feels very temporary and proposes a lot of short term, small ideas for Illinois’ long term problems. Lauding $100 million in savings here and there in an over $40 billion dollar budget is like a family celebrating finding a quarter in the couch cushions while the couch and the entire house are being repossessed. Most concerning, it sounds as though Governor Pritzker is walking away from the idea that Illinois can, or needs to, reform it’s $137 billion pension debt. The Governor is holding hostage a solid budget proposal so that voters support his agenda to tax Illinoisans even more. We need to think bigger than what Governor Pritzker is proposing.”