Marion…. State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) made the following statement on the Governor’s speech tonight.
“I echo the Governor’s call for unity in both chambers as we enter the special session starting tomorrow. It has been far too long since Illinois has had a balanced budget and we are all hurting because of it. A fully balanced budget with reforms to help grow the economy is what Illinois needs. As legislators, we owe it to the people we serve to come together in a bipartisan manner to work through the budget impasse. It is going to take 71 votes to get a budget through the House, which means both sides will need the other’s help in overcoming this crisis.”