In the overnight hours between April 8-9, majority party Democrats pushed through a $46.54 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. In response to the passage of the budget, State Senator Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) issued the following statement:
“Illinois is enjoying a windfall of unexpected revenue, and the majority party had an opportunity to provide Illinoisans with real, permanent, tax relief. There was a choice to be made, and Democrats chose politics and greed.
“The majority party built their budget around temporary relief measures that expire after the November election, and “rebate” checks that will arrive in the mail shortly before the election. They’re trying to bribe voters with their own tax money, and I hope the residents of this state see through their ploy.”