Murphysboro….In response to Governor Rauner’s veto of the unbalanced budget sent to him by Chicago Democrats and their partners in the legislature, State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) offered the following statement:
“Today Governor Rauner vetoed an unbalanced, unconstitutional budget sent to him by Chicago led Democrat politicians. For the past 12 years, the power of Chicago’s Democrats in the legislature has gone unchecked. Today, it was checked.
To avert what will most certainly be a crisis caused by Speaker Madigan and his allies in the legislature, I call on the Democrats in the legislature to get back to good faith negotiations and to join Republicans in reforming Illinois’ broken and unbalanced budget. We must reform the way Illinois does business, starting with keeping our Constitutional charge of providing a balanced budget that working middle class families can steadily rely on.”