House Minority Leader Tony McCombie released the following statement on the proposed FY24 state budget:
“Illinoisans will not be shocked to find out that the Democrat proposed $50.6 billion budget is one of the largest spends in Illinois history and one that lacks transparency, contains zero structural reforms, and uses decade old gimmicks. It is not a balanced budget that protects Illinois families. This self-serving partisan budget digs deeper into taxpayer pockets to pay for healthcare costs for the undocumented, shortchange local communities, and increase the cost of living on everyday Illinoisans.
As Republicans, who represent parts of all 102 counties, we will not stop banging on the closed doors. We will continue to work on lowering taxes, cleaning up government corruption, and restoring public trust in our government.”