The legislative session will be ending soon and that means it’s time to talk about the budget. Representative Avery Bourne says that is starting to happen because of something called Appropriation Working Groups where representatives on both sides of the isle in Springfield come together talk about it. She just hopes it will be done in a partisan way.
Outside of both sides of the isle being involved, Representative Bourne wants to focus on transparency and balance in the budget.
When budget talks come around, the term ‘balanced budget’ will be used quite a bit. Representative Bourne explains what that means.
A potentially big elephant in the budget room is the voting down of Governor JB Pritzker’s proposed tax plan. Representative Bourne says that hopefully will have sent a message.
Representative Bourne appeared as a guest on WTIM, Your Information Station.