SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address Wednesday:

“As we begin the budgeting process, we have to focus on investing in critically-needed services that did not receive the attention they deserved over the past four years.

“As Chairperson of the House Higher Education Appropriations Committee, I recognize that our state’s higher education system was hurt by our former governor’s reckless political decisions, but now we have a chance to prioritize our state’s schools. Additionally, we can renew our commitment to critically-needed services, such as Meals on Wheels and cancer screenings that seniors and families across our state depend on.

“I look forward to taking a close look at the ideas put forth by the governor today, but I am encouraged by his willingness to work cooperatively on these issues. I value the upcoming opportunity to work with his administration, stakeholders and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make the tough decisions our state needs.”

Rep La Shawn K. Ford Rep La Shawn Ford

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