In response to a late move to pass another stopgap in lieu of passing a comprehensive balanced budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called it another political maneuver by House Speaker Michael Madigan.
“Today, Speaker Madigan passed a pork filled stopgap that cannot even be considered by the Senate until April 26th,” said Skillicorn. “The Illinois Senate has already adjourned and begun their spring break, meaning this pork-gap will sit in limbo for three more weeks. Higher education and social services need urgent, real solutions, not more of Speaker Madigan’s political maneuvers. I urge the Speaker to work with both Republicans and Democrats to pass a comprehensive balanced budget immediately.”
Skillicorn noted that this maneuver to pass another stopgap shows there is no intention from the Speaker to pass a complete state budget any time in the near future and this stopgap would only stand to escalate the state’s financial problems further.