Governor JB Pritzker is set to give his Annual Budget Address to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday. Illinois had enacted a balanced Fiscal Year 2020 budget in June of 2019 for the fiscal year that began on July 1st of 2019. The Illinois House is looking at the budget for the fiscal year of 2021. Jim Durkin met with members of the press during a capitol press conference. Durkin says that due to a bipartisan effort they were able to reach a balanced budget but they must look forward.
Durkin continues to look forward saying that to reach the success they have they cannot add any new taxes.
Durkin says that the budget has an impact on the economic development for Illinois as well.
The full budget address can be heard on NEWSTALK WTIM at noon.