Statement of Rep. Phillips on the emergency FY 15 budget measures advanced this week by the Illinois House


Former Governor Quinn left us with a tremendous budget mess to clean up. If we don’t act quickly,
we won’t be able to make payroll at our prisons, low income working families will lose their child care assistance, and money for services for the developmentally disabled will run out. We cannot allow that to happen.
 
Granting emergency budget authority to the Governor is not without precedent; and knowing that Governor Rauner is committed to holding the line on spending, I believe it’s the right thing to do in this situation. It’s regrettable however that the deal did not also include a 2.5% cut for the General Assembly and constitutional office holders.”
 

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