Rep. Sosnowski statement on Governor’s State of the State Address

State Representative Joe Sosnowski, R-Rockford, issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State Address delivered to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly today:

“The biggest takeaway from the Governor today was his commitment to increased spending without a way to pay for it all. The result is that Illinois is on a collision course toward higher taxes, program cuts, or both. The heavy hand of government cannot grow our economy; only everyday working Illinois residents, students, and our small business and manufacturing industries can. The Governor’s budget does nothing to address that our children are choosing to go to other states for college, our residents are leaving because of better opportunities elsewhere, and businesses are closing because of high costs and property taxes.”

Representative Sosnowski serves the 69th District which includes portions of Winnebago, Boone, and McHenry Counties.