SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, issued the following statement following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget address:

“The last four years have caused serious fiscal damage to our state, our backlog of bills nearly tripled, while the state racked up over a billion dollar in late payment fees as a result of Bruce Rauner’s budget crisis.

“Today Governor Pritzker outlined his plans for a fresh start for Illinois. Addressing the serious challenges Illinois faces will require bipartisan and good-faith negotiations. While righting our state’s fiscal house, we must balance working to repair the damage caused to social service programs that provide a lifeline to our most vulnerable residents.

“I have faith that by working together we can put our state on a new path that creates a brighter future for every resident in Illinois.”

Rep Yehiel KalishRep Yehiel Kalish

(D-Skokie) 16th District

Springfield Office:
242-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1252

District Office:
4508 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-1131