Democrat Spending Proposals Unbalanced by $4 Billion

As a member of an Appropriations Committee in the Illinois House, I understand the challenges of crafting a budget. Today I opposed various bills proposed by the majority party that looks to spend $4 billion more than the estimated monies anticipated to come into the state through various taxes and fees.

We don’t have the money to sustain this spending without significant reforms, and everyone seems to know it but the Democrats. It gives false hope to those who rely on state services and is an outright lie to schools, service providers and the state’s most vulnerable.

Illinois is estimated to bring in $32 billion next year, and their proposed budget would spend over $36 billion. The proposed spending is 12% higher than projected revenue and would push the backlog of bills to over $10 billion, equaling 30% of the state’s total revenue.

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