Sen. Tracy: Pritzker budget raises taxes by nearly $1 billion

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) issued a statement Wednesday after Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a record-breaking $53 billion state budget that continues his reckless tax-and-spend policies and will require Illinoisans to pay nearly $1 billion in higher taxes.

Tracy says government spending has increased by 32 percent since Gov. Pritzker took office. She has opposed such record spending by Pritzker because it poses a serious risk to Illinois’ fiscal stability.

“Gov. Pritzker has made it abundantly clear that Illinoisans are not his priority. How could they be when he uses them as his own personal piggy bank? He sees them as a source of tax dollars he returns to again and again – this year, to pay for a record-setting $53 billion budget,” Tracy said. “In the last couple years, this kind of over-the-top spending was only possible with the help of billions of temporary federal tax dollars. That fiscal picture has changed, but the Governor continues to spend.”

Fiscal Year 2025 runs from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025.

Jil Tracy

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