A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
McSweeney Votes Against $2.1 Billion Supplemental Spending Plan
“This bill is all that is wrong with Springfield,” McSweeney stated shortly after his vote against the Democrats hand crafted, supplemental appropriation bill which includes new special interest spending.
“If legislators want to increase spending, they should identify ways to cut spending to pay for it.
“Let’s have a vote on every line item instead of combining everything into a last minute massive bill that won’t allow us to pay down our $9 billion of unpaid bills.
“For example, I would support additional standalone mental health spending, but only if we pay for it with other spending cuts.
“Let’s fix the real problem – state pensions.
“Let’s have that discussion today on the floor.
“The Supplemental Appropriation bill is merely enabling the Democratic leaders of this state to spend more money that we don’t have.
“Illinois is insolvent.
“Let’s do our job and cut spending.”