The road to long-term financial stability requires a holistic approach to balancing the budget through forward-looking proposals to increase revenue and manage spending in a responsible manner.
Illinois has maintained a structural fiscal imbalance deepened by a budget stalemate that has left Illinois ranking at or near the bottom when it comes to state support for vital public services for our most vulnerable residents.
As we consider proposals to address the State’s fiscal needs, we must avoid the crisis-driven decisions that have jeopardized many of our most critical human services programs. Instead, our policies must emphasize the type of economic development that creates good-paying jobs, positive impacts on our communities, and long-term growth.
Jennifer believes we must build to the top, not slash our way to the bottom.