From Lombard’s State Rep. Peter Breen:
Blackmail Budget Passes
I’m writing you from Springfield, where the Illinois General Assembly is still in legislative session. Since we’re stuck here in Springfield, with budget bills to consider, we’ve reluctantly decided to cancel our entries in the July 4th parades.
I will very much miss seeing friends and neighbors in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, but my focus is wholly on the work of serving those folks here at the Capitol.
Last night, the Illinois House voted for a permanent 4.95% income tax and a $36 billion spending scheme, both of which I opposed.
I called them a “Blackmail Budget,” and I’ve provided the video below so you can see my argument against this permanent, no-reforms tax increase.
The measures now move to the Senate, where action is expected today.
The governor has said he will immediately veto the bills, after which veto overrides in the House and Senate are also expected. However, everything is still very fluid here, so we’ll see.