SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, issued the following statement after the House overrode Governor Rauner’s veto:
“I voted against the income tax hike, and I have continuously said that millionaires and billionaires need to start paying their fair share in taxes. We need to close corporate loopholes that rig the system and pad the pockets of CEOs. Simply put: we cannot unfairly rely on middle-class families to pay for the governor’s budget crisis.
“I supported a budget deal that cut nearly $3 billion in state spending. That’s a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done. I am committed to working with Democrats and Republicans to continue to reduce the cost of government and finally make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.”