PETERSBURG, IL – Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the state budget today, hoping for a boost from temporary tax “relief” and election-year gimmicks. Jesse Sullivan, outsider candidate for governor and the only candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, pledged to veto a budget that includes runaway spending, the worst combined tax burden in the country, and a shameless pay raise for Springfield politicians.
Sullivan released the following statement today:
“Gov. Pritzker is banking on temporary tax ‘relief’ to distract the voters away from three and a half years of tax hikes and runaway spending.
“Regardless of Pritzker’s signature – and a nearly $3,000 pay hike for Springfield legislators – real Illinoisans are still feeling the pinch at the gas pump and in their grocery bills.
“Pritzker’s real record couldn’t be more clear: $2,100 in added burdens on Illinois families, but a $2,700 pay hike for Springfield politicians.
“As governor, I will repeal Pritzker’s gas tax hikes and end the grocery tax to put more money in Illinois family budgets, not the Springfield insiders.
“REAL relief is on the way this November, when we vote J.B. Pritzker and the Springfield insiders out of office.”