Rep. Bennett: Governor Provides Budget Options, Prioritizes Education

Statement of State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) on Governor Rauner’s budget address Wednesday to the General Assembly:

“Today, the Governor stressed that education is and will remain his top priority, proposing record

state support for our children’s schools and also for early childhood education. I agree that we should send him a clean school funding bill that meets those goals,” Representative Bennett said. “For the rest of state spending, he offered two plans to finally balance our budget; one that includes spending reforms and one that relies more heavily on spending cuts. He has demonstrated flexibility and a willingness to work across the aisle. It’s time for Speaker Madigan to meet him halfway. Our families and our communities can’t wait any longer.”