Rep. Brady: Governor’s Combined Budget/State of the State Address Ignores Most Critical Issues

Following Governor Pritzker’s combined Budget/State of the State Address delivered via live stream today, State Representative Dan Brady (R-Normal) said the Governor seems to be ignoring many of our state’s most critical issues.

“Today the Governor painted a very rosy picture of our state’s finances under his leadership. What he failed to say is that recent improvements are NOT because of responsible fiscal policies, but are solely the result of a large federal bailout. We need a long term plan, not another bandaid.” Brady said.

“The Governor also failed today to give us a realistic plan to tackle the startling recent rise in violent crime, the jobs lost and economic devastation of two-plus years of COVID, and when he will begin to lift mandates and restrictions on schools and businesses. Illinois families deserve so much better.”

Watch more reaction below.