Springfield, IL--(ENEWSPF)--February 17, 2016. Remarks as prepared for delivery:
I stand before you today with respect for our co-equal branches of government – acknowledgment of our shared responsibility for the future – and a deeply-rooted desire to work with each and every one of you to right our ship of state.
Although we succeeded last year in eliminating an inherited $1.6 billion budget hole without a tax hike, we are now in our 8th month without a state budget – and court orders are forcing us to spend beyond our means.
Shocking, yes. Acceptable, not even close.
For . . .