SPRINGFIELD- After reflecting on Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2015 budget address, State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) had the following words to say:
We all know that the budget for Illinois needed some big changes and Governor Rauner pledged to shake things up in Springfield. To quote a former Governor who said, "The will of the people," on this past November fourth, Rauner now is trying to make it the law of the land.
The Governor's process calls for reforms to our system that will enable us to invest more in our future. I'm hopeful in his plans to continue the Child Care Assistance Program, keep courtrooms open, focus on reforming our criminal justice system, fixing the pension systems and making education a top priority.
We need reform that invests in helping our most vulnerable residents, that relieves the stress many working families face today and puts our economy in high gear. Let's not get caught up in the process and the political rhetoric on both sides of the aisle, let's focus on results for the people of Illinois.
Staying positive and working together will bring the end result...the law of the land.