GlowiakHilton BudgetAddress

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) released the following statement after hearing the governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024 budget:

“Illinois residents deserve a fiscally responsible budget. We must deliver funding that supports our schools, workforce development, small businesses and our local governments. I hope to see the governor continue to be fiscally responsible with our pension obligations. Ensuring that the state is being responsible with hard earned tax dollars needs to be our top priority.”

“I was pleased to see that this budget proposes making additional payments above and beyond what is required for our pension ramp. In order to get out of the pension mess that the state has incurred, we need to continue to make fiscally responsible decisions that further the health of our state’s finances.

“The expansion of our labor force in Illinois requires well-funded educational programs. The new training programs that this proposal offers funding for will go a long way for the next generation. These new forms of training will strengthen our workforce by giving workers the educational tools that they need, and create new jobs in Illinois.”

“In the months to come, I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we pass a balanced and responsible bipartisan budget.”