A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
Skillicorn Reacts to Springfield Tax Hike
SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says the massive tax hike and last minute budget rammed through the Illinois of House Representatives today fails the citizens of Illinois.
“Only a few days ago, Speaker Madigan and House Democrats said they were ready to negotiate and pass a budget that reformed Illinois’ broken system, but it’s clear that was merely a distraction,” said Skillicorn.
“Passing a massive tax hike and doing nothing to change the states’ structural problems is going to drive more people and businesses out of Illinois.
“Worst of all, passing this tax hike and ramming this budget through the House shows Speaker Madigan is more interested in keeping lobbyists and special interests happy, even at the expense of this state’s people. The people of Illinois deserve far better.
“An additional 1,211 pages of legislation was filled just a couple hours before debate began.
“Please ask the Democrats and Republicans that voted to hike your taxes if they read the bills.
“If they are honest, they will admit that they did not.”
Watch video of Rep. Skillicorn speaking on the House floor: here: