Rep. Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Fifth Budget Proposal

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued a statement following Governor Pritzker’s fifth annual budget proposal presented to the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday:

“The people I represent want to see Illinois pass a balanced budget without more taxes and spending. The budget presented by Governor Pritzker today will likely spend more than Illinois’ anticipated revenue and lead us down the path for another federal bailout that you and I as taxpayers are paying for. Instead of expanding programs and creating new ones, we need to fulfill our commitment to past programs and broken promises. Illinoisans are hardworking people, we don’t want the government telling us what to do and we don’t want another budget that digs our state deeper into debt.”