Rep. Batinick Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Budget Address

Plainfield – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s budget address for Fiscal Year 2022:

“I was very disappointed in Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Budget Address. While outlining his budget plan for Illinois following the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presented in the last year, he spoke as if Republicans have been in charge for the last two decades. Yet Governor Pritzker’s proposed budget includes nearly $1 billion in taxes on job creators across Illinois. This is the last thing this state needs.

“I’m growing tired of this cycle with our State budget. We cannot continue to increase taxes on small businesses with no reforms on the way we do government in Illinois; it just has to stop. While Governor Pritzker presents a budget relying on fantasy tax increases and fake revenues, I am left wondering: when is the majority party going to address the structural reforms we need?”