SPRINGFIELD, Ill –State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, D-Olympia Fields, issued the following statement following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Budget Address:

“After four years of unprecedented destruction caused by former Governor Bruce Rauner failed leadership, it is clear that the damage done is still being discovered. Enrollment in our state universities has plummeted, human service providers were forced to close their doors and our backlog of unpaid bills has only grown.”

“People have lost faith in our state government as a result of the Rauner crisis and there is a lot of work that must be done to rebuild their trust. The challenges we face are mitigated only by the efforts House Democrats took to protect our state’s lifesaving services and infrastructure from complete decimation.”

“There is a lot of work to be done and I remain committed to working with everyone to protect our most critical issues, like health care, education and economic development. While difficult negotiations and decisions lay ahead, it is reassuring to know we finally have a governor whose budget reflects our priorities, recognizes the realties Illinois faces, and demonstrates a willingness to work together to make the tough choices necessary to put our state back on track.”

Rep Debbie Meyers-MartinRep Debbie Meyers-Martin

38th District
Springfield Office:
250-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1007

Distirct Office:
813 School Avenue
Matteson, IL  60443
(708) 833-7010