House Democrats Express Concern over Bill Empowering Rauner to Dictate Employee Pay in All Branches of Government

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –(ENEWSPF)—February 15, 2017.  State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, issued the following statement Wednesday:

“Rather than working with both parties to prevent a potential government shutdown, Governor Rauner continues to play games with the budget and threaten the economic security of Illinois’ middle-class families.

“House Democrats have introduced legislation that appropriates funds to cover state employee salaries for the remainder of this fiscal year. It’s our hope that this would give the governor time to step back from the edge of a catastrophe, drop his corporate agenda, and return to the negotiating table to . . .

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