Rep. Bennett Pleased with New Governor’s Approach to Tackling Illinois’ Financial Crisis

"Today we heard an open, honest assessment of our state finances from the Governor; and that’s
something that hadn’t happened for quite a while in Springfield. We are facing very, very difficult challenges this spring and it’s good to hear that Governor Rauner is ready to meet them head-on,” said State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City).

“I agree with the Governor that we must focus on bringing jobs to our communities so our children and grandchildren will have good opportunities right here at home.

As a former teacher and Community College Board Chairman, I was especially pleased hear the Governor’s commitment to Community College and vocational education. And I agree that we must work on providing property tax relief, and cutting the cost of government. I’m looking very forward to hearing details of his budget plan on February 18th,” Bennett said.