Closing Out Spring Session

The parade of radical legislation brought to the House floor this week was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in Illinois; a $3 billion dollar tax increase, expansion of abortion, further restriction of 2nd Amendment rights. Friday was no different with the passing of the recreational marijuana bill.

The icing on the cake was the 3,500+ page budget that was shared with House Republicans just a few hours before being voted on. Just a few hours to review the 3,500 pages that outlines the spending of your tax dollars? In essence, the Democrats asked the General Assembly to pass seven never-before-seen bills that spend more than $80 billion dollars. Illinois taxpayers deserve better.

How anyone could vote for thousands of pages of legislation, some they’ve had for hours, some they’ve never even seen, is beyond me (and there is more to come Saturday and Sunday).

Needless to say, what’s going on at the people’s Capitol is sad and is a microcosm of the issues that plague our state government. I voted against each of the pieces of legislation I listed above and will continue to stand for the best interests of the people of central Illinois.