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Sen. Althoff responds to budget plan

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the below statement following the House and Senate passing a budget plan:

“We all know that this state is in dire need of a balanced budget and structural reforms. However, as much as we want this uncertainty to end, I could not vote for the budget plan that passed today. I know we can do better, and I know that together we can present a plan that is bipartisan and is good for taxpayers.

“I know a budget is desperately needed, and I know people are struggling in this state. Believe me, these were some of the hardest votes I’ve ever had to take during my time as a legislator. But I couldn’t vote for something that permanently raises taxes and does nothing to address the fundamental issues that plague our state. This budget plan does not help taxpayers and does not attract new people and businesses to this state.

“There is more work to be done to ensure that we are working in the best interest of all Illinois residents. I remain committed to working to making Illinois a place that we all can be proud of.”

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