State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) released the following statement regarding Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address”
“The reckless spending and partisan pork projects of the last few years have to come to an end. The people of Illinois deserve something better than another partisan plan drawn up behind closed doors during the late hours of the night.
“State spending is at historic levels, yet we still keep hearing about crisis after crisis within state agencies, especially those that are charged with caring for our most vulnerable citizens, including a director repeatedly being found to be in contempt of court.
“This broken process has to end. The taxpayers deserve an open and transparent process that prioritizes spending where it is needed most, and that shows discipline with their money.”