Springfield… State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has issued the following statement in response to the budget impasse discussions in Springfield this week.
“There has been a lot of talk from Speaker Madigan and his Springfield leadership about “extreme” actions as he refers to the Governor, but he is the only “extreme” actor in Springfield. He refuses to work with the Governor under any condition and instead continues to state that a tax increase is the solution. He says any other discussions about ‘non-budget’ items are not important.”
“Unfortunately, these “non-budget” items are business reforms that would grow the economy and are desperately needed. In 2008, there were 200,000 more people in Illinois working than today and our population growth has been flat while other states grow. This problem costs Illinois desperately. Fewer workers, less taxes, less spending, less economic activity, less people is a big “budget” problem for Illinois.”
“For Speaker Madigan and his Springfield leadership to say otherwise is extremely misguided.”