PERU - In order to get a balanced budget, Illinois taxpayers should prepare to take their medicine, a Republican senator from north central Peru said after the governor's budget address Wednesday.
"The solution to a balanced budget will include things not everyone will like," warned State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Peru) in a statement issued after the 2017 budget address at the Capitol.
“I appreciated Gov. Rauner’s upbeat tone and optimism to solving the state’s budget problems,” State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Peru) said. “This attitude is what’s needed from everyone if we are going to move Illinois forward.
“Working together - in a civil and honest manner - is the vehicle needed that will get us to the right destination for the state, a true balanced budget. It’s important to note, due to the state’s dire financial situation and the fact we have a two party government, the reality is, the solution to a balanced budget will include things not everyone will like. I want to stress, however, we owe it to taxpayers that reforms and cuts must be the overwhelming aspects of any budget solution.
“Enough is enough. Every day we go without a balanced budget only makes things worse for taxpayers, our schools, and social service providers and kicks our problems down the road even further. The time is now to act.”