Statement: Jesiel Dissatisfied Budget Agreement Still Not Passed as Regular Session Ends
on Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Realistic opportunities to produce a solution existed; unfortunately, the will to pursue and enact them did not. For months, groups have been working on solutions; for months, the process was delayed in order to force a last-minute vote. We should have been able to produce and vote on a constitutionally-required balanced budget tonight. Illinoisans deserve better."