Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie issued the below statement following the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Address on Feb. 2:
“Alongside with a significant, permanent expansion of state government, the Governor is offering taxpayers a limited one-time election year tax reduction instead of the long-term tax relief Illinois families desperately need.
“Until we make Illinois an affordable and safe place for families to live, work, and raise their kids, we are going to continue down the path of financial struggle and will continue to see tens of thousands of residents leave the state for a lower cost of living elsewhere.
“The Senate Republicans have the ideas needed to provide long-lasting solutions that will ultimately result in people moving back to Illinois and putting us on the path of growth once again. If we can tackle the issues of taxes, crime and instill trust in our government again, all our other problems will become easier to solve. But until Illinois can be a net importer of people again, we will continue to see families continue to struggle.”