As much celebration as there was that Illinois finally passed a budget, it should be short-lived, Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) argued recently on her website, adding that nothing in the plan addresses the underlying problems Illinois faces.
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.
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. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) said she couldn't believe House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) would not even call a vote on budget legislation before the end of the spring legislative session, according to a press release.
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.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and 39 of her colleagues have penned a letter to Lisa Madigan, asking the state's attorney general to enforce law by requiring the General Assembly to adopt a revenue estimate for a state budget.