Rep. Bennett: Emergency Budget Measures Not Perfect, But Necessary

Statement of State Rep. Tom Bennett on House Bills 317 and 318, the emergency FY 15 budget measures advanced today by the Illinois House:

“It’s very unfortunate that former Governor Quinn advanced and signed a budget that he knew was more than $1 billion out of balance to avoid making difficult decisions before the election, but that’s the situation we have to deal with,” said Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City).  “The ‘fix’ advanced by the House today isn’t perfect, but it’s necessary. It provides Governor Rauner the flexibility he needs to fund crucial services such as child care and court reporters through the end of the fiscal year in June.”