Illinois House Republicans Urge Balance with Annual Budget Address Wed.

Illinois House Republicans Urge Balance with Annual Budget Address Wed.

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker is set to deliver his annual budget address Wednesday and Illinois House Republicans said it’s more important than ever that the proposal is balanced.

The Illinois Constitution requires the state budget be balanced each year, with spending matching revenues. Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said sometimes expected revenues don’t pan out; which can’t happen this year.

The state is facing a three billion dollar budget deficit. Pritzker has said his proposal will keep spending at the same levels as last year and will not include a tax increase.

He said republicans should offer suggestions about where cuts can be made to help keep costs down.

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