SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Dave Severin released the following statement after a $42 billion budget passed the Illinois House on Monday night, after being given the legislation to consider less than ten minutes before having to vote on the legislation as amended.
“The Illinois FY 22 budget spends more than $42 billion, includes an $1100 pay raise for legislators, spends $1 billion in pork projects for Democratic politicians,” Severin said. “I was given a little less than ten minutes to read the final product. I cannot in good faith vote to spend taxpayer money this way. The process needs reformed from the bottom up. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. You don’t get much sunshine at midnight, and that’s when this massive spending plan passed.”
The FY 2022 State budget passed the Illinois House on partisan lines with all Republicans opposing the measure.