Senator Dale Righter released the following statement after the Senate approved a full-year balanced budget July 4.
“I support a balanced budget which includes spending cuts. This state must start balancing its budgets. If this was a Republican-majority legislature, we would see greater reductions in spending, but in a Democrat-majority legislature, this is as good as we can get,” Senator Righter said. “The most important issue we face right now is the fiscal stability of our state. We need to protect our critical state services and the citizens of Illinois who rely on them. This budget is balanced.”
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