Jimenez, Republicans Say "No" to 500 Page, Non-Negotiated Unbalanced Budget

“The budget proposed by the House Democrats today is $7 billion out of balance and only puts Illinois further into debt and will double the unpaid bill backlog. Speaker Madigan has decided to go around the bipartisan working group that has been meeting to find a compromise solution to our budget impasse. I voted against this budget so we can get back to the bipartisan working group that can find the balance of cuts, reforms, and revenue that will be needed to end the budget stalemate. I am confident that Republicans and Democrats can achieve a compromised solution if we end the phony budgeting and get back to the work we are sent here to do.”- State Representative Sara Wojcicki JImenez