SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual budget address:
“As we begin a new budget crafting process, it’s important to recognize that there will be many difficult choices as we work to develop an on-time and balanced spending plan.
“It’s critical that we create a budget that pays down old bills, properly funds our pensions and takes additional steps to secure our financial standing moving forward. But we must also balance this with a plan that reflects the values of our state and emphasizes our commitment to essential services such as domestic violence shelters and senior care.
“We have to properly fund our schools and expand educational and job training opportunities, and this starts by providing access to early childhood education and affordable child care. We must also continue to build on education funding reform by providing school districts and teachers the resources they need to help our youngest succeed in the classroom.
“The health of our state depends on passing responsible budgets that reflect our shared values and fiscal realities. I look forward to working with the governor and members on both sides of the aisle to write a budget that works to lift up working families and builds a stronger Illinois.”
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