SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Lead House Budget Negotiator and Speaker Pro Tempore Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, issued the following statement Saturday after passage of the state budget:

“This state budget is balanced in every sense. It is a fiscally and socially responsible plan that will direct needed resources to our classrooms, public safety efforts and essential services that families depend on. We’re rebuilding Illinois’ fiscal house, while responsibly saving for the future and creating greater flexibility to address the challenges of tomorrow. This balanced plan delivers critical funding that ensures every student has access to a quality education, helps more people access the health care they deserve and invests in career and technical training to prepare our young people for high-wage jobs across Illinois. I am appreciative of the months of negotiation and hard work from both sides of the aisle to develop this responsible and compassionate plan, and look forward to the strong, positive impact it will have on uplifting families across our state.”

Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothRep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Deputy Majority Leader
92nd District

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