Tracy voices opposition of budget plan approval

State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) releases the below statement following the House and Senate approval of a budget plan which includes a significant income tax hike.

“The Illinois Senate convened today at the Capitol on the Fourth of July—what I consider to be our country’s sacred holiday—and I’m reminded that all government is funded by taxpayers. Without regard for the hardworking people of Illinois, the Senate approved a permanent 32 percent income tax hike. I could not support a permanent increase that was not coupled with the necessary reforms to help rebuild our economy and bring back good jobs for our citizens. I remain committed to continuing budget negotiations that will fund and prioritize public education and our essential government services—and deliver the truly balanced budget and reforms the people of Illinois deserve.”

Jil Tracy

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