In response to Democratic leaders announcing a budget agreement, House Minority Leader Tony McCombie released the following statement:
“I have repeatedly said it, but will say it once more:
Republicans and Democrats have shared priorities and past promises that need to be kept. Extension of the Invest in Kids Scholarship & the R&D tax credit, fully phasing out the franchise tax, and making essential changes to the estate tax code – SHARED priorities that should be included in budget discussions. These priories will expand educational opportunities for disadvantage youth and streamline the tax code to help small businesses, protect small family farms, and encourage economic growth.
Today we learned from Governor Pritzker and Democratic leaders that our shared priorities are not included. I am incredibly disappointed for Illinois families.”