Rep. Chris Miller’s Statement on Gov. Pritzker’s State of the State and Budget Address

Springfield, IL…In response to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State and Budget Address, State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) issued the following statement:

“Gov. Pritzker’s State of the State and Budget Address is a clear reminder of why residents and businesses are fleeing Illinois, costs and taxes are ever-increasing, and families are being crushed by the financial burden,” said Miller. “The Democrats offered no real solutions. Even at a time when inflation is skyrocketing, and you and your family are paying more for products you rely-on every single day, Pritzker’s proposals are to create and implement unfunded and expensive government programs, raise your taxes, and increase government spending. This is an unsustainable path forward, and Illinois families will continue to feel the effects of the Democrats’ fiscal irresponsibility.”  

Governor Pritzker’s FY24 budget proposal includes a 7.9% ($2.75 billion) spending increase for new and existing programs, while state revenues are expected to decrease by 2.8% ($1.4 billion).