SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) says legislation to push back Governor Pat Quinn’s annual budget message from February 19 to March 26 shortens the time frame for the General Assembly to craft a spending plan and shows a “stunning lack of transparency.”
While the General Assembly has moved the traditional speech in past years, McCann says Quinn’s request is nothing more than a political ploy to address some of Illinois’ most pressing problems after the primary election.
“The Governor has known for a year that his budget proposal was due to the General Assembly on February 19,” said Senator McCann. “This delay is nothing more than a sham to allow Pat Quinn to play politics with one of the most important budgets our state will ever face. It isn’t just disappointing, it’s sad.”
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