Rep. McDermed Responds to House "Budget"

Springfield, IL...State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) released the statement below following the House's passage of Senate Bill 2048, a $40 billion dollar State budget:

"If there was ever any proof that Speaker Madigan isn’t interested in compromise or fiscal responsibility, look no further than what happened in Springfield today and yesterday. After a horrendous show of disrespect to the democratic process last night the House today approved an over 500 page “budget”. To call it a budget would be a falsehood; it is a spending plan that would drive up taxes by $7 billion dollars and drive out Illinois citizens. I’m not sure what kind of fantasy land Speaker Madigan is living in, but the General Assembly needs to get serious about working together and fixing this State’s fiscal mess before it’s too late."