Martinez 2017 Budget ReactSPRINGFIELD — After listening to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address, Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) issued the following statement:

“I am deeply frustrated with the governor. He once again failed to meet his constitutional requirement of presenting a balanced budget. While the governor fails to do his job, the state’s backlog of bills is growing, public universities are going without needed state aid and programs for seniors, youth services and victims of sexual assault are left without state funding.

Since the governor doesn’t want to do his job and get serious about getting Illinois out of the budget impasse he created, I’ll continue working with my colleagues in the Senate to do his job for him. The people of Illinois deserve a balanced budget that funds higher education, human services and other core services.”



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