State Rep. Chad Hays Responds to Governor Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address

Today in Springfield, members of the Illinois House and Senate met in joint session for Governor Rauner’s annual budget address. In response to the speech, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) has issued the following statement:

“I appreciate the leadership shown by Governor Bruce Rauner today. He laid out two paths toward a balanced budget: one which includes a mix of structural reforms, new efficiencies and new revenue; and a second which includes deep cuts if reforms are rejected. The Governor let us know that he is willing to do either, but implored the General Assembly to work with him on the comprehensive approach.”

“Once again, today all Representatives and Senators were in the same room at the same time with our Commander in Chief, Governor Rauner. I would have preferred that the doorkeeper lock the doors and hold us there until a budget agreement was reached. However, I was pleased with the Governor’s budget address and feel he clearly articulated our struggles while providing very doable solutions.”