Working Template COPY Gold copy GoldNAPERVILLE – State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) offered the following statement following the governor’s budget proposal:

“I am thrilled to see that the Governor's proposed budget builds on the progress we have made in the last three years, progress made possible by fiscal discipline.

“With that foundation of fiscal responsibility at its core, this budget continues to move Illinois forward. We satisfy our commitments to our communities by fully funding pensions, increasing funding for our education system, and expanding funding for public safety and health programs. We are also laying a strong foundation for the future of our state by eliminating our bill backlog, repaying COVID-related debt, and expanding our Rainy Day Fund.

“The proposed budget takes yet another step in moving Illinois down the right path, and I look forward to continuing our progress together.”