Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Illinois Governor’s 2014 Budget Address

Mar 26, 2014
Press Release

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.”