First, this is what State Rep. Allen Skillicorn has to say:
Skillicorn Says ‘Junk Budget’ Fails Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – Following votes to override Gov. Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and unsustainable budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called it a “junk budget.”
“Overriding the Governor’s vetoes today only stands to make problems worse for Illinoisans,” said Skillicorn.
“Moody’s has indicated this tax increase and budget do not adequately address Illinois’ financial problems, meaning this is a ‘junk budget.’
“Nothing is being done to address our $15 billion in unpaid bills or deal with the more than $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities.
“All that is accomplished by overriding the vetoes is to ensure that more families will be driven from their homes and our financial problems will grow even worse as our economic growth slows even more.”
Watch Rep. Skillicorn speak against the override on the House floor:
Here is what State Rep. David McSweeney said on the House floor: