Rush Statement on Illinois Governor’s 2014 Budget Address
WASHINGTON— U. S. Representative Bobby L. Rush released the following statement after Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s 2014 budget address:
“Governor Quinn’s emphasis on education is key to maintaining an employable workforce years from now. Quinn’s plan to request an additional $6 billion investment in the classroom over the next five years is forward thinking and offers a pathway to success for our children.
“Quinn is also making choices to put the state of Illinois on track to financial soundness. In the last five years, Quinn established a record of reform from overhauling our state’s massive pension fund to paying down a backlog of bills that has been reduced by $5 billion from $9.9 billion in November 2010 to $4.9 billion at the end of FY’14.
“Quinn laid out his spending priorities for the 2015 fiscal year that will focus on the state’s critical areas.”