Haas Reacts to FY24 Partisan Budget

SPRINGFIELD – After the Fiscal Year 2024 budget passed in the Illinois House on early Saturday morning, House Assistant Minority Leader Jackie Haas (R-Kankakee) released the following statement in response:

“When Illinois families see in their household budgets that they’re spending more than they’re making, they cut costs. Illinois Democrats have yet to receive that memo. A responsible budget needs to keep spending in check, but the Senate sent this budget to us without an idea of revenue compared to what we’ll be spending. We do know this spending continues hundreds of millions of Democrat pork projects and once again includes pay raises for legislators while Illinois families continue to fight inflation.

“Illinois desperately needs a transparent budget process that seriously takes revenue into consideration, not another middle-of-the-night failed attempt in producing a balanced budget on the backs of local governments.”