ROCKFORD, Ill. – In response to Governor Pritzker’s Budget and State of the State Address, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, issued the following statement:

“The Governor’s budget address marks the beginning of a long process to ensure the General Assembly passes a balanced budget that addresses the needs of the state. I intend to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create a responsible budget that will protect vital services for our seniors and the most vulnerable in our society without burdening hardworking families with additional taxes.”

“As we work to rebuild our economy, we need a budget that provides proper support for small businesses struggling during the pandemic. As we take steps to save lives, we need to continue to protect livelihoods by protecting jobs and our local economy. We also need to look to the future by providing funding for schools to expand vocational education to prepare our students for high-wage jobs in the trades.”

“There is no doubt that we will have to make many difficult decisions in the coming months to get our state back on track to recover from this crisis that has impacted so many lives, our local economy and our state as a whole. The General Assembly needs to make sure we are responsibly using state funds to provide the highest quality of services to the people of Illinois.”

Rep. David A. VellaRep. David A. Vella

(D-Loves Park)
68th District

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