SPRINGFIELD. . . Today, Governor JB Pritzker delivered the annual budget address to the 101st General Assembly. State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) released the following statement in reaction to the address:
“While Governor Pritzker outlined his hopes for growth and sustainability, I heard no real reform proposals included in his address that will provide for that. Rather, today’s address largely ignored the major challenges our state faces by choosing to add more taxes, increase spending, and ignore our current obligations in the state pension system.
“Illinois has an incredible amount of debt, which we cannot simply tax our way out of. The current tax burden is already too heavy for many in our state, and Governor Prtizker’s recommendations will only add to that weight. Budgeting in the State of Illinois has never been easy, and this fiscal year will be no different. I am ready to face our challenges and work alongside my colleagues to fight for a budget our residents deserve.”