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.”