Illinois’ two-year long budget impasse could be close to a conclusion, and one area senator is happy with what came out of the work in Springfield. State Senator Andy Manar is pleased that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to get this budget plan done, and that it is the start of getting the state back on track.
Manar says that both sides were looking for a revenue increase for the state budget, and the income tax increase is how this budget deal got it done.
Manar says although this budget plan fully funds schools, there is still the issue of school funding reform to tackle. He is calling on Governor Rauner to sign Senate Bill 1 which deals with that issue.
Manar says this budget finally rights the financial ship for Illinois and will help to solve problems the state has been facing for many year.