Senator Bill Brady issued a statement about Governor Pat Quinn’s “State of the State” address, presented February 1 to a joint session of Illinois lawmakers in the chambers of the House of Representatives.

“It reminds me of ‘Groundhog Day,’ the movie. It’s the same event every year, and unfortunately I think we are looking at more winter. I don’t think he has grasped the real difficulties we face in Illinois. Not once did he mention an apology to the vendors that are owed billions of dollars in unpaid bills that have put them at hardship," Senator Brady said. "He gave lip service to some minor tax breaks after he imposed the single largest tax increase ever on families and businesses – a 67 percent tax increase that has hurt jobs and leaves us in the unenviable position of being one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to unemployment.

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