Brady calls GOP proposals 'real solutions' for extra session
Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said he and his colleagues plan to end the budget impasse during the special session called by Gov. Bruce Rauner, according to a press release.
“It’s unfortunate that we’re in this situation, but I applaud Governor Rauner for doing what was necessary and calling the General Assembly back to Springfield,” Brady said in a statement. “This week I introduced a real, full year balanced state budget that isn’t another lifeline, stop gap, or band-aid budget. My budget and the compromise reform measures my colleagues have put forth this week are the real solutions that the people of this state deserve. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get back to work to get this done.”
The special session can run through June 30, the final day of the current fiscal year and a deadline set by credit agencies warning that without a budget, Illinois will face another credit downgrade.
Republicans proposed a budget plan that balances the tax increases of the Senate Democrat plan, introduced before the end of the legislative session, with a four-year property tax freeze and other reforms, like term limits for state lawmakers and officials, the press release said.