Governor Rauner called a budget meeting today in Springfield with the Illinois General Assembly leaders. That meeting happened a few hours ago and both of the Democrat leaders (Madigan and Cullerton) failed to show up. They failed to show up and do the job they were just re-elected to do.
“Illinois has the 5th highest tax burden in the country, second highest overall debt and our job growth has to be a top priority in this state but we cannot have a budget without both parties at the table” said Phillips. “We must have a balanced budget for the good of our communities. There are programs in Illinois that need to be funded and Speaker Madigan is choosing to ignore the people of Illinois. It’s time we do our jobs, balance a budget and provide some economic stability to our social services, education system and the people of Illinois” said Phillips.
The Illinois General Assembly goes back into session this Tuesday through Thursday for a veto session and again the week after Thanksgiving. There are six session days scheduled for the remaining of this year.
Representative Reggie Phillips was re-elected to office last week by the voters of the 110th district. He has vowed to continue his fight in Springfield for Higher Education funding, Balanced Budget, Lower Property Taxes and a Stronger Illinois Economy.