House Speaker Madigan: Democrats are Proposing a New Way Forward on Budget, Economic Reforms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –(ENEWSPF)--February 15, 2017.  House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address:

“Throughout my time in state government, legislators and governors from both parties have agreed that the state budget must be a priority. While the House has passed a number of budget bills to fund critical services for seniors, children and public safety, it appears that for the third straight year Governor Rauner has failed to introduce a balanced budget.

“As the governor told a newspaper recently, his plan is to ‘stay the course.’ That . . .

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