ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
26TH DISTRICT

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
26TH DISTRICT

McConchie Reacts to Democrats’ Failure to Fully Address the Unemployment Trust Fund Deficit

Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) issued the following statement after the Illinois Senate passed legislation that failed to fully fund the Unemployment Trust Fund:

“Illinois has long been known for its financial issues, and today’s decision to leave a large hole in the unemployment trust fund is just another example of how Democrats continue to mismanage this state. Despite this payment, Illinois still has the fourth largest deficit in the country and is left with the second largest shortfall in state history. The impact this will have on employers across the state will be devastating. To no fault of their own, they were forced to lay off workers and close their doors, and will now be on the hook to pay for the unemployment costs ensued by the pandemic and the fraud that engulfed the Department of Employment Security. These industries and their workers deserve better, but they were failed today.”

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