Assistant Republican Leader C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) released the following budget statement.
“We are living in difficult times. Every day people are cutting their budgets, but there was no discussion of Illinois cutting its budget! The budget passed tonight relies on almost $5 billion in borrowing from the Federal Reserve for state operations.
“The sooner we get our economy going, the sooner we can help fund important things like education and services for the elderly and disabled.