Wrong policies and failed leadership have left Illinois state government in the midst of its worst-ever financial crisis, according to Senator Bill Brady.

The Assistant Senate Republican leader joined his colleagues March 17 in unveiling a multi-point budget plan to put Illinois back in the black with a combination of government reforms and spending reductions of at least $5 billion.

“Governor Quinn is not sincere in cutting spending or right-sizing state government. That’s what our proposal is all about. Someone has to speak up for the people of Illinois,” Senator Brady said. “If we don’t, we are going to continue to see the erosion of jobs, higher unemployment and less state revenue.”

The “Facing Fiscal Reality” plan unveiled by Senate Republicans March 17 includes a series of spending and revenue adjustments that would put Illinois on firm financial footing and allow the roll back of the 67% income tax increase enacted during the lame-duck legislative session in January.

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