- Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 02:17 PM
Illinois State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) released the following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address on Wednesday:
"This is getting out of hand," said Forby. "Today we heard a budget address when we still don’t have a budget for this year. How many places need to close, how many jobs need to be lost and how many people must lose vital services before this guy is willing to work with us to pass a budget? He has shut down the Sparta shooting range, cut off funding to Southern Illinois University, and as of recent, permanently closed the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center at Rend Lake; yet again costing people jobs. This simple fact is, we passed a budget and he vetoed it. I am working hard to help keep Southern Illinois afloat; I wish he would do the same."