Rep. Welter: We’re all in this together

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative David Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly:

"Families in my district are tired of all the finger pointing and political gridlock in Springfield. Illinois is facing very critical challenges this year with the budget and billions in unpaid bills. Changing the culture in Springfield starts with individual legislators like me, on both sides of the aisle, seeking each other out in a spirit of goodwill and mutual respect to find common ground on resolving the state’s most pressing issues. We cannot leave it to the Governor and the Speaker of the House alone. That approach hasn’t worked the past three years. We’re all in this together. I am ready and willing to negotiate with all sides with the goal of passing a budget on-time this year, one that meets the state’s basic priorities while living within our means and enacting reforms that will attract jobs and opportunity back to Illinois.”

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