Sosnowski: Illinois Meets Budget Deadline, Still Falls Short

SPRINGFIELD State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, issued the following statement in response to the final passage of a state budget for Fiscal Year 2019 today by the Illinois General Assembly:

“While Illinois has averted another unnecessary crisis by passing a bipartisan full-year state budget on time, this budget agreement falls short by ignoring the long overdue reforms that are needed to improve Illinois’ long-term fiscal health and generate economic growth. Specifically, Illinois needs meaningful and constitutional pension reform, property tax relief and common-sense workers compensation reform in order to ignite private sector job growth here in the Rockford region and across every major industry in our state. Until we act on these reforms, we are only treating the symptoms and not the causes of Illinois’ very dire and growing fiscal challenges. ”   

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