SPRINGFIELD – State Representative David Welter, R-Morris, issued the following statement in response to final passage of a bipartisan state budget for Fiscal Year 2019 today by the Illinois General Assembly:

"This budget represents a compromise where neither side gets everything they wanted, yet where Democrats and Republicans came together to find common ground to avert another unnecessary budget crisis. I voted Yes on this budget because it is balanced, contains no new taxes and provides additional funding for K-12 education. These are the three main priorities I had with respect to the final budget. We still need to address structural reforms to improve Illinois’ long-term fiscal trajectory and set us back on a path toward private sector job growth in every region and across every major industry in our state, but this budget is a step in the right direction.”
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State Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, introduces 17-year old Megan Bugg, a local childhood cancer patient and advocate, as his Page for a Day in the Illinois House of Representatives and special guest. Illinois House members formally recognized Megan Bugg for her advocacy on behalf of childhood cancer research and fundraising efforts by adopting Representative Welter’s HR 1071.


Text of House Resolution 1064

2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives are saddened to learn of the death of Mark W.
4Harlow of Kinsman, who passed away on April 19, 2018; and 

5    WHEREAS, Mark Harlow was born in Streator on July 30, 1954;
6he grew up on his family's farm, where he grew corn and raised
7sheep as part of his 4-H and FFA projects; he continued to help
8on the family farm before retiring from farming in 2017; and 
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Rep. David Welter (second from right) attends GEDC breakfast.

Several state lawmakers discussed numerous different topics at the Grundy Economic Development Council Legislative Breakfast...

A hot button issue discussed at the breakfast was the ongoing problems with the state budget...
Tonight at the LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam Regional Office of Education (ROE) awards reception in Utica, Representative David Welter was able to talk with educators and hear their thoughts, ideas, and concerns on state and local issues impacting education. It was great to be in the company of so many talented educators and support staff.