Pritzker to Sign “Bailout” Budget

Governor JB Pritzker will sign the FY 23 budget today. The Democrats-only FY 23 budget is propped up with Federal bailout funds. It includes a 10% increase in spending on state programs while state revenues are projected to decline by about 5%. Rep. Halbrook and his fellow House Republicans opposed the budget because it fails to address our long-term financial challenges and will mean the legislature will again be faced with the choice of drastic spending cuts or raising taxes in future years. Read more here.