Rep. Jimenez: Cancelling session is shameful in light of our onging budget crisis

Statement of Rep. Jimenez on the cancellation of yet another week of session as we approach the start of another new fiscal year without a compromise budget agreement:

“I am disappointed that for the second week in a row, the House session has been cancelled. There are now only 2 weeks left before the end of our current budget year and the start of the new fiscal year on July 1. This budget impasse has gone on for far too long. It is shameful that session has been cancelled when the clock is running out on the current fiscal year. While I am hopeful that the bipartisan working groups continue negotiating in good faith, I believe every member of the General Assembly needs to be in Springfield as much as possible, working to find an end to this impasse. I urge the leaders of the House and Senate to return both chambers to session next week and every week until there is a resolution to this budget impasse. If they continue to delay, I believe the Governor should call us back into session.  We cannot wait any longer. The time to act is now. I am prepared to support a solution that includes the combination of reforms, cuts and revenue options that will end the impasse, grow our economy, and create stability and predictability for State government.”