State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) joined fellow legislators in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 15 to listen to Gov. Bruce Rauner address the people of Illinois during the annual State Budget Address.
“Today, Governor Rauner emphasized the need to balance the budget by cutting government spending and enacting spending reductions for the future. He made it clear to the General Assembly that any budget deal must be good for Illinois taxpayers as well as job creators.
“I was encouraged by the Governor’s call to invest in our future by fully funding education, transforming the state’s pension system, and making structural changes to improve Illinois’ job climate.
“I believe Governor Rauner showed real leadership today and presented a clear plan to the General Assembly that benefits taxpayers and emphasizes the need for state government to live within its means. Under the Governor’s guidance and vision, Illinois can become a competitive state.”