Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Proposed Budget

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued a statement following Governor Pritzker’s budget proposal:

“Governor Pritzker tried painting a rosy picture of Illinois’ fiscal condition, but the fact is, Illinois is in bad financial shape and still has the worst credit score in the country. His proposed property tax rebate and tax cuts are unfortunately only temporary and nothing more than an election-year gimmick. The state is broke. While state revenue is declining, Pritzker’s spending is drastically increasing. Things only appear to look good right now because the state was bailed out with $8 billion from the federal government. The budget proposed today is full of smoke and mirrors, lacking a real plan to dig Illinois out of debt and provide long-term tax relief.”