SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address Wednesday:
“Gov. Pritzker’s budget address was entirely square with the reality of the financial and budgetary hurdles we are facing as a state. There is no doubt that Illinois is on less shaky ground today than it was during the manufactured financial crisis of the former administration, but we are continuing to work diligently to restore the state’s financial stability.
“Efforts to get our finances back in order should focus on good faith negotiations and bipartisan cooperation. To make good on the governor’s proposed budget, I’ve begun meeting with my colleagues in the House and Senate to assess shared interests and priorities.
“I am committed to pursuing cost-saving and controlled spending measures to improve our financial standing. The state’s future depends on it, and residents are counting on us to bring financial responsibility back to our state.”