Wheeler Comments on Quinn Budget, Points Out 19% for Public Pensions

A press release from State Rep. Barb Wheeler:

Wheeler Statement on Budget Address

Barbara Wheeler

Barbara Wheeler

Springfield, IL…Amidst a growing financial crisis and dyer fiscal outlook, Governor Quinn addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly to outline his budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) released this statement in response to the governor’s address:

“Nineteen percent of Quinn’s budget is going towards pensions,” said Wheeler.

“We cannot continue down this path of unaffordable pensions while Democrats play political games with reform.

“Our unfunded pension liability is growing every day, we have nearly $10 billion in unpaid bills, and the tax increase is about to expire.

“We need to take serious action on pensions before Illinois tumbles over its own fiscal cliff.”

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