SPRINGFIELD, Ill –State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, issued the following statement Wednesday in reaction to Gov. Rauner’s State of the State address:

“I hear from people every day who are fed up with the impact of the budget impasse and are struggling to overcome it. Because I care about the residents of my district, it is my goal to do everything I can to get a budget in place without balancing the budget on the backs of working families.

My focus, as I believe the governor’s should be, is on passing a responsible budget that protects funding for important programs and services like education, breast cancer screenings for women, assistance for children with disabilities, rape crisis centers, and in-home care for seniors. We must put middle-class and working families first. That’s why I have repeatedly opposed attempts to raise taxes on those who are already struggling to make ends meet and why I will fight for every resource available to bring jobs to our communities.

“While I continue to feel disappointed by the governor’s political games, I remain ready and willing to work together to improve the lives of working families and to ensure our state functions as it should.”

Rep Sue SchererRep Sue Scherer

96th District

Springfield Office:
E-2 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-0353
(217) 524-0354 FAX

District Office:
1301 E. Mound Rd.
Suite 270
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-9636
(217) 877-9659 FAX