As the Senate continues to decide what to do with the recently passed House budget bills, one local house member is speaking out against the budget plan. 95th District Representative Avery Bourne says that all bi-partisan negotiating was thrown out to get the tax hike passed, and the bill only “kicks the can down the road further” for the state’s current situation.
Bourne says as late as Friday, there was hope that a bi-partisan budget bill would be passed.
Bourne says there’s a lot of problems in Illinois right now, and the budget passed doesn’t help to alleviate those problems.
Governor Rauner has already said the budget would be vetoed if it reaches his desk.