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 Governor’s budget proposal is a multi-point disaster plan that became a campaign speech in favor of President Biden.

Even though the state has already spent $2.8 billion on undocumented residents and migrants in support Biden’s disastrous border policies, the Governor is asking for more. His proposed budget raises taxes to cover the increase in reckless spending. His plan fails to offer any property tax relief to working families or ways to attract new residents or job creators to Illinois.

The Governor continues to support extreme agendas like offering taxpayer-funded abortions (no limits up until birth) for anyone, from anywhere in the United States, including underage children without parents being notified.  His plans also promote extreme transgender indoctrination of children in schools and funding of surgeries for underage children.

Finally, the Governor also failed today to support renewing the successful Invest in Kids scholarship program that he helped kill off last year.  He is denying tens of thousands of children from low-income families across Illinois the ability to attend the school of their family’s choice.”

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