Bryant Statement on SB 2046

Springfield…State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) issued the following statement following the House’s passage of SB 2046, a bill containing nearly $4 billion in spending for various programs and services provided by the State of Illinois.

“Today the Illinois House voted to pass yet another spending bill that has little hope of ever becoming a reality,” Bryant said.  “This bill contained the appropriations for the back pay owed to many State employees, including myself from my time at the Illinois Department of Corrections.  This is a conflict of interest that prevented me from engaging on this issue since taking office.”

Bryant added, “It’s time for the Governor, and the Speaker and the leaders in both chambers to get together and work out a solution to this crisis,” Bryant added.