Official Reaction To Pritzker’s Budget Address

Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently delivered his first budget address in which he proposed increasing spending on education, social services and public safety while also stabilizing the state’s crippling financial problems. But his plan to restore the state to financial health is ultimately predicated on moving Illinois to a graduated income tax – a process that requires a constitutional amendment and ratification by voters.

“While we applaud the focus on education and workforce development, this budget has a structural deficit of $3.2 billion and continues to kick the can down the road on pensions,” said Mark Denzler, President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.

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