- Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 01:18 PM
SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to the state budget crisis, Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to be unwilling to lay out a clear plan, Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) said today after the governor’s budget address to the General Assembly.
“Gov. Rauner’s top priority has been to protect billionaires like himself who refuse to pay their fair share. This leaves him with only unpalatable options like harmful cuts to key programs and tax increases on the middle class,” Biss said. “Faced with this choice, Gov. Rauner has decided to duck responsibility and deflect blame.”
Biss noted that Illinois is at a fiscal crossroads after two years of Rauner’s budget stalemate with the legislature.
“The pressure on the governor to act is immense, but it’s clear to me that he has no ideas about how to proceed. He’s hoping the legislature will do his job for him,” Biss said.
“It’s time to move forward. We must demand that Gov. Rauner and his billionaire friends stop running government for their own benefit and pay their share so that we can all prosper.”