GOP state House candidate Bos says $42 billion Democrat-approved Illinois budget is reckless and foolish

Republican state House candidate Chris Bos wonders what it will take for Democrats in Springfield to change their destructive ways.

“I think it’s reckless, foolish and absurd that they continue to tax and spend in the midst of one of the great financial crisis,” Bos, an Ela Township trustee running against incumbent state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-Libertyville) in the 51st District, told the Lake County Gazette. “It’s just maddening that with all that’s happening they would come together to produce a budget like this, then actually celebrate doing so.”

The $42 billion budget was approved by Democrats during a recent four-day special session in Springfield. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is now almost certain to sign off on it, even though it heavily relies on funding from the federal government to fill gaps made even steeper by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill also clears the path for a $5 billion loan that would also come from the federal government. ...

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“Year after year, Democrats have gotten away with all this and I’m really just hoping that we’ve reached a tipping-point where people will rise up and say enough.” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on May 27, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.