SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, released the following statement in response to Gov. J.B. Prizker’s budget address:
“As we work together to develop our state budget, it is critical to recognize the challenges so many families, small businesses, and communities are experiencing right now. I am focused on providing affordable health care and continuing to improve Illinois’ economy.
“Today’s address is simply the first step in the long process of negotiating our state’s yearly spending plan. As a tireless advocate for our communities, I plan to thoroughly review the budget, as well as meet with local leaders and stakeholders to ensure our voices are heard in Springfield and our communities’ needs are being met. I will push for a fair and responsible budget that invests in our schools, supports seniors, and provides the resources we need to keep our communities safe.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft a budget that prioritizes the needs of the middle class and working families in our state as we continue to build for a stronger future.”