After listening to Governor Quinn’s budget plan on Wednesday, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) said it’s apparent that the Governor is not acknowledging the true depth of Illinois ongoing jobs crisis, and doesn’t understand how to solve it.
“In recent weeks I have commended the Governor on his swift action to help our communities in crisis after the devastating November tornados; but there’s another major crisis he’s not addressing: our families need good jobs. In fact, the Governor persists in pushing policies that stifle job growth and discourage employers from locating here.” Hays said.
“The Quinn administration is closing the state employment services office in Danville, where we have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. He has single-handedly blocked a gaming plan that would create thousands of good-paying jobs for our families, and today, he reneged on his promise about the so-called “temporary” income tax increase - now saying the record 67% tax hike should be made permanent. That hurts working families and their employers,” said Hays. “We already have the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest, and unless we reject these job-killing policies, that’s not going to change.”
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