Rep. Elik Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Proposal

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) issued a statement following Governor Pritzker’s virtual Budget Address for members of the Illinois General Assembly today:

“As a CPA, I am disappointed to learn that Governor Pritzker is using the same smoke and mirrors for the third time in a row to say his budget is balanced when indeed it’s not. The fact is, the Pritzker budget proposal fails to include a plan to pay off Illinois’ $5 billion in unpaid bills, and no realistic plan to pay off the $4.3 billion the state recently borrowed. The governor’s budget is more of the same – failed tax and spending schemes that continue to put our state further into debt. It’s time for the legislature to pass a budget that is balanced without new taxes.”