Jesiel: Budget Deal Must Be Sensible for Taxpayers and Job Creators

State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) responded to Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address by echoing his call for a budget that will grow our economy and be good for taxpayers and businesses.

“The Governor touched on two things during his address that I think are especially important: first, growing our economy is the only way to get out of this financial mess, and second, the budget must be a good deal that makes sense for taxpayers and job creators. Soaring property taxes are decimating property values in my district, which is driving residents and businesses across the border to Wisconsin. Add in excessive regulations coming out of Springfield that are driving even more out of Illinois, and we have the perfect storm killing economic opportunity. As the legislature works on a budget, we must consider the impact of our current taxes and regulations, and if a new one will cause more to leave; it will only make our financial problems worse. The people of Illinois deserve better. As the Governor suggested, we need economic growth to outpace government growth to solve our budget crisis.”

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