Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said she wholeheartedly agreed with Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to call lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day session to work out a budget deal, according to a press release.
Gov. Bruce Rauner's speech Tuesday night on unity and the importance of passing a state budget stressed a sentiment of urgency Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) says the General Assembly should have been feeling all along.
State Rep. David Welter (R-Morris) said he conducted a series of town hall meetings last month to allow constituents throughout the 75th District to be heard on issues such as the state's budget impasse.
Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) and 39 of his House colleagues sent a letter to Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently, asking her to compel the General Assembly to adopt a revenue estimate as the first step toward reaching a budget agreement.
Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) criticized the recent partisan vote in the Illinois Senate to advance a budget that would increase revenue through higher taxes without the spending reform measures that Republicans have been demanding.
The Illinois Republican Party is urging residents of House Districts 46, 56 and 84 to call their representatives and voice their opposition to a budget based on tax hikes passed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday.