DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, released the following statement in response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address on Wednesday:
“Over the next several months, we will engage in a robust process of developing a budget and the governor’s address today is the starting point for us to work together on our state’s priorities. I am committed to supporting a responsible budget that protects the needs of our community including education funding, health care assistance, housing relief and support for small businesses.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created new financial challenges and we will have to make many difficult decisions in order to recover from this crisis. The need for federal relief is critical and I urge Congress to act swiftly to pass an immediate relief package for states.
“It’s our responsibility to work towards a balanced budget that prioritizes funding for our most critical services while providing much needed relief and assistance for economic recovery. I’m committed to representing the needs and priorities of our community and I look forward to passing a socially and financially responsible budget.”