Sen. Paul Schimpf's Statement on the Governor's State of the State
Senator Paul Schimpf’s Statement on the Governor’s State of the State Address
“While I commend the Governor’s positive attitude and calls to find common ground, his speech ignored the looming financial catastrophe our state faces if we cannot curtail our insatiable appetite for expansive government and higher taxes. During this period of national economic growth, we should be getting our financial house in order, paying down our bill backlog, and attaining pension solvency."
"Just as we do in our own homes, we simply cannot spend what we don’t have. Raising taxes on hard working Illinois families is not the answer. Instead, Governor Pritzker seems determined to remake our state into a more radical version of California through dramatic spending increases.”