leadersmeeting 12.2015Earlier today, the four legislative leaders and Governor Rauner met to discuss solutions to the ongoing budget impasse. Senator Forby has long advocated for a meeting to get Illinois financial situation back on track.

Below is a reaction statement from Senator Forby.

“Good to see the Governor take the long overdue step of bringing legislative leaders together instead of sending mailers to our districts about a budget impasse he created. Southern Illinois has been held hostage without a budget due to Rauner’s inability to lead. Seniors are going without services, our drug counselling centers are closing their doors and Governor Rauner is stealing local tax revenue. I’m ready to see the governor outline a plan that we can vote on instead of taking up non-budget related issues like right-to-work, workers compensation and prevailing wage. ”

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