SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, took the oath of office on Wednesday, pledging to continue working towards a full-year budget plan that cuts spending while protecting vital funding for local schools, programs that support small business, and services for senior citizens and children with disabilities.
“I am frustrated by the damage a lack of a state budget has done to people in our community,” said Conroy. “Working to ensure a long-term, responsible budget solution is in place that respects taxpayers while preserving vital funding for our local schools, higher education, and services that our seniors, veterans and children with disabilities depend on is my top priority in this upcoming year.”
In addition to her work on the budget, Conroy is fighting for greater reform at community colleges, property tax relief for middle class families, and initiatives to make local governments more efficient.
“This year, I will continue to meet with members of the community, local business owners and members of my citizen advisory committees to better understand the needs and budget priorities of the community I represent,” Conroy added. “It is important to me that middle class families in DuPage County have a strong voice advocating on their behalf as a state budget plan is negotiated.”