SPRINGFIELD, Ill – State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, released the following statement following Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address:
“It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the governor continues to deny responsibility and dismiss his duties, blaming others for his manufactured budget crisis that continues to negatively impact our communities, particularly those of color. Just a few weeks ago, the governor clearly outlined the state of the state himself, saying ‘I’m not in charge.’
“It is clearer now more than ever before that priorities of House Democrats to uplift and strengthen the middle class and working families is under siege by Governor Rauner and President Trump.
“The new Trump tax plan to reduce taxes on billionaires while increasing the burden middle-class families is dangerous and misguided. Making matters worse, the governor has refused to condemn this new plan as wrong for our state.
“To move our state forward, the governor must work with both Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature to provide quality health care for the vulnerable, expand our education system, and create an economy that benefits everyone, not just those with power and wealth.”