Rep. Miller Reacts to Budget Address

“The budget Governor Pritzker revealed today is only ‘balanced’ because of the federal government bailout, followed by 24 tax and fee increases he signed into law that took $5.24 billion out of the pocketbooks of Illinois taxpayers. And now, after raising these taxes and fees, the governor is considering temporary tax cuts during an election year? We should be talking about permanent tax cuts, not temporary tax cuts during an election year.

Don’t be fooled by Governor Pritzker’s smoke and mirrors budget. He is being dishonest about the state’s financial crisis. As of today, Illinois has the worst credit rating of all 50 states, the most pension debt of any state, and property owners pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation. If Governor Pritzker really wants the state to prosper, then he needs to support policies that will help grow our economy and provide permanent tax cuts.”