Illinois Legislators, including State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), gathered in the Illinois House chambers on Wednesday, March 26 to hear Governor Quinn deliver his delayed budget address.
“What we heard today was a speech from a Governor who seems unconcerned with the facts. Three years ago Governor Quinn misrepresented this ‘temporary’ tax increase, and now he’s breaking his promise,” said Brady. “I didn’t hear anything in the Governor’s speech about how we are going to address unemployment in Illinois. Our rate is a full two points above the national average. Currently only Rhode Island has higher unemployment. What we need to do is reduce the tax burden on businesses and families, and create jobs so people want to stay in Illinois.”