Rep. Meier’s Statement on the Governor’s Budget Proposal

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement after Governor JB Pritzker released his $52.7 billion budget proposal:

“With no more bailouts from the federal government, our state budget is faced with a $775 million deficit. We need to tighten our spending and stop providing Cadillac health care benefits for non-citizens as it’s costing us $2.8 billion. We need a budget that is balanced with a plan to grow our economy, not shrink it!”