House Speaker Madigan Again Urges Governor to Focus on State Budget after Credit Downgrade

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –(ENEWSPF)—October 19, 2015. House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after Fitch Ratings downgraded Illinois' credit rating Monday:

"As I've been telling Governor Rauner for several months, the number one problem facing Illinois is the state budget. The lack of a resolution on the state budget and today's downgrade are direct results of the governor's continued focus on issues other than solving our budget crisis. It's time we put aside the governor's list of issues that Democrats and Republicans believe will hurt middle-class . . .

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