Following Governor Pritzker’s joint State of the State and Budget Address, State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) issued the following response:
“I keep hearing the Governor talk about new ways to spend money, but I don’t hear a long-term plan to ease the burden on Illinois taxpayers. Temporary relief isn’t enough. Instead, he wants to press ahead with creating new programs that will lock taxpayers into billions more in long-term government spending commitments.
“Billions of dollars in federal relief funds and unexpected revenue increases driven by massive inflation propped up his previous budgets and this proposal, but it won’t be that way forever. Without reform to state spending, which the Governor isn’t proposing, his new plans put taxpayers at risk for tax hikes in the future. Our residents need a plan for long-term tax relief, not the risk of more tax increases.”