Springfield, IL… In response to Governor Rauner’s budget address earlier today, State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) has issued the following statement:
“I am renewed and heartened by the Governor’s budget address. Illinois is the heart of America and I am committed to working together to balance the budget and grow our economy. I agree and the reason I am representing the 79th district is to work together to get something done. Our focus needs to be on ending this longstanding budget crisis as soon as possible, but equally important, our focus needs to be on fixing the structural and economic problems plaguing our state. I applaud the Governor for continuing to focus our budget priorities on education and our most vulnerable citizens. The people we represent deserve more than a higher tax burden, they deserve our best efforts to prioritize spending, expand opportunities, and ensure good government. I fully support a good deal for the taxpayers and realize we cannot tax our way to a balanced budget. Our state needs to think anew and act anew and I am willing to work to see it happen.”
The Governor’s Budget Bluebook can be found here.