Springfield – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) watched Governor Rauner discuss his plans to still bring the balanced budget he promised taxpayers while calling for legislators to act now on a balanced budget, or give him the authority to draw the balances.
Rep. Batinick stated, “The state cannot afford the political games that have become the norm lately. We need to act on a budget now. The majority party can agree to work toward a balanced budget with negotiated reforms, or they can assign the authority to the Governor himself. Either way, the time for action is now.”
Governor Rauner’s Budget Address to the General Assembly maintained his will to balance the budget while calling for the passage of separate legislation to fund schools immediately.