State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) today resoundingly rejected a series of sham budget bills pushed through the Illinois House by Speaker Madigan and the Majority Democrats. Bennett said the Democrats’ proposed budget, crafted behind closed doors, spends $4 billion more than the state will bring in in revenue in Fiscal Year 2016, violating both the Illinois Constitution, and the trust of Illinois families.
“We’re anticipating to bring in $32 billion in revenue next year, but the Democrats’ budget spends more than $36 billion. Not only is that unconstitutional, it’s how they got our state into this mess in the first place,” said Representative Bennett. “We still have several days left in our scheduled spring legislative session. It’s not too late for the Democrats to come back to the table and work with us and with the new Governor on a plan for an honest, balanced budget.”