SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, issued the following statement in response to Governor Rauner’s budget address:

“As state representative, I am focused on advocating for working adults to be able to continue their education, creating better job opportunities and providing a quality education for our children. I know how important quality education is for student success and to make sure our kids are given the tools they need to succeed.”

“Governor Rauner’s budget address today didn’t adequately address how we create a better education system and provide working and middle-class workers with more job security. It is important that we strive to guarantee access to quality and affordable education for all children throughout the state of Illinois.”

“A strong community depends upon safer streets, fighting for common-sense gun laws, and working to increase security in our neighborhoods. To create a safer environment, we need stable funding to reinforce those goals. To help create better job opportunities, we have to work with city and community leaders on bringing new jobs, construction projects and new employers to our area.”

“The governor has not been willing to support a balanced approach to fund critical services and their strategy has led us to a dead end. I am willing and ready to work with him and my colleagues across the aisle to create a better Illinois.”

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Rep Marcus EvansRep Marcus Evans

33rd District

Springfield Office:
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Springfield, IL   62706
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District Office:
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Chicago, IL  60619
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