SPRINGFIELD – Traditionally, the 4th of July weekend is reserved for family, fun, and festivals. But Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Dundee) says Illinoisans have been without a budget for over 24 months, the 2017 financial year ended June 30th, and the state is on the brink of a credit downgrade.
“The politicians who haven’t done their jobs need to stay in Springfield and pass a balanced budget that avoids tax hikes. The current scheme from Speaker Madigan includes massive tax hikes and does absolutely nothing to curb spending or reign in Illinois’ deep structural problems. Illinois has been drowning from inefficient and wasteful bureaucracy, high taxes, and public corruption for the past 30 years,” said Skillicorn.
Representative Skillicorn has voluntarily waived his per diem and travel pay for the entirety of the special session. Skillicorn had planned to take part in the Crystal Lake Parade on Sunday, but instead will stay in Springfield to pass his Right Now balanced budget with no tax hikes.
Skillicorn says, “My top priority is to pass a balanced budget with reforms not unneeded tax hikes. The people deserve legislators that get the job done. I will continue working on my Right Now budget and will stay in Springfield over the weekend to be a part of the solution!”