Mayfield Encourages Residents to Watch Governor's Budget Address

02/17/2021

WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, released the following statement in response to Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address on Wednesday:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on us all. At this point last year, my hope was to build a strong foundational building block that prioritized our communities through investments in critical services, job training, and equitable education. It turned out 2020 had other plans for us all.
“I have no doubt the Governor and his staff have had to make many tough decisions on the budget. Gov. Pritzker’s budget address will be the first step in a long process as we work to put Illinois back on track. The choices that lay ahead are important and need to be examined carefully to ensure that our state's most vulnerable residents and human service providers aren't being abandoned. The Governor and the Legislature must work together to craft a budget that meets the needs of the people of Illinois.
“This is a critical time for us all, we will need a budget that controls spending, lives within our means, and meets our needs.”



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