SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address:
“Due to COVID-19, our state faces many challenges as we look to write a responsible and balanced budget. We will carefully consider the governor’s budget proposal, but it is the first step in a longer process that could be impacted by the uncertainty surrounding this pandemic.
“First and foremost, we must continue to do all that we can to limit the spread of the virus and safely vaccinate people as quickly as possible. The past year has highlighted the need to increase health care access to the most vulnerable, particularly seniors and those at risk of serious effects from the coronavirus. Our state’s spending priorities must reflect our commitment to help families in need during these difficult times, and that includes investing in mental health services, domestic violence shelters and unemployment services that are under increased strain.
“Additionally, we have to look ahead and plan for an economic recovery that provides relief to small businesses and job creators. Job training programs, education and other efforts that help people get back on their feet must be prioritized.
“I am thankful for the continued work from health care staff, teachers, public safety departments and all others who have stepped up during this pandemic. As we develop a state spending plan, it’s important that we have their back.”
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