State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to Governor Pat Quinn’s Budget Address:
“Today, Governor Quinn laid out his budget proposal to both chambers and offered taxpayers an aggressive strategy mixed with spending cuts and revenue enhancements. While I applaud his efforts and appreciate the plan he laid out, I believe the best way to solve our budget crisis is by eliminating wasteful spending.
“Since taking office, I have worked tirelessly to find ways to rein in spending while preserving crucial services. Progress has been made, but there is much work to do. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty and working with both sides of the aisle to right this state’s fiscal ship. It’s imperative that we work to make Illinois more business friendly. From eliminating red tape to incentivizing job growth, we must make this state more palatable to small businesses and job creators alike.
“As I talk to constituents at forums and on the phone, one theme is resoundingly common: tighten Illinois’ fiscal belt. Hard-working families across the state are doing more with less and it’s about time Illinois started doing the same. I’ve introduced and sponsored legislation that will both stimulate job growth and ease the financial burden on residents around the state. While there are many tough decisions to be made, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and do the job we were elected to do. I continue to encourage my constituents to contact me and express their opinions. It is with their input that I will serve the community more effectively down in Springfield.”
Submitted by Rep. Marty Moylan's office