Rep. Jimenez: A budget agreement is still possible before December 31st

Statement of Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez on veto session adjournment without a new budget:

"I’m deeply disappointed that Speaker Madigan adjourned our veto session Thursday with no agreement on a new budget. Our temporary budget expires at the end of the year, and as it stands now, the Speaker has not scheduled any additional session days before December 31st. Families, businesses and vendors in our area are counting on us to get a balanced budget in place so that they can begin to get paid on time for services they provide to the state and our residents.

The good news is that the leaders have agreed to continue meeting for the next week, every day, to arrive at common ground on ways to make our State’s finances sustainable. That’s reason to be hopeful that we could have an agreement emerge this month. Now, we must keep the pressure up on the leaders to ensure the final, difficult decisions are made.  Our time is running short to get this done."