SPRINGFIELD – Today, Governor Rauner addressed the General Assembly to explain his proposed budget. In response, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) released the following statement.

“We have heard this budget address before,” said Castro. “For the third year now, the governor has failed to present a balanced budget and as a result, social services and higher education continue to suffer.”

“Gov. Rauner presented some great talking points, but that’s all they are: talk, nothing solid. The Senate, in a bipartisan fashion, has worked to put forth action. Words are meaningless without action. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the legislature to negotiate a grand bargain and am hopeful that the governor will support it when it comes to his desk.”

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