SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville issued the following statement on Monday:
“Yesterday, I voted against a plan that would raise taxes on middle-class families in our community.
“I talk with the people I represent on the phone or while walking door to door nearly every day. Families and senior citizens tell me how unaffordable Illinois has become, and how easy it would be to move across the river. In the few months I have been in office, I have been clear that I don’t believe turning to the middle-class to pay more in taxes is the answer to the governor’s budget crisis. We should instead require millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share and close the corporate loopholes that big corporations use to rig the system.
“The governor’s three-year budget crisis is hurting our communities. I won’t stand by and let him continue to put his CEO friends ahead of the hardworking middle-class families that I represent. I will continue fighting to expand tax credits for middle-income earners and reduce the property tax burden on homeowners.”