The State of Illinois has now gone for 10 months without a budget. Services have been cut. People have lost jobs. Public Health Departments and Soil & Water Conservation Districts are quickly running out of money. Now, universities, colleges and community colleges are in fiscal crisis.
If legislators were feeling the same pain that others are feeling, I believe that we would have passed a budget a long time ago. If you agree with me that legislators should not get paid until we get a budget, click here to sign our petition.
I have been a co-sponsor of this bill since July 31, 2015. Thank you State Representatives David McSweeney, Mark Batinick and the four other House members who are co-sponsors of this bill.