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Weaver claims Pritzker holding state agencies hostage

Local Government

By Terry Davis | Mar 2, 2020

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Sen. Chuck Weaver

After Gov. J.B. Pritzker presented his recent 2020 budget proposal, state Sen. Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) was left wondering when all the taxation is going to end. 

“The governor presented a spending plan full of promises based on a hope for passage of $3.6 billion in new taxes; this proposal follows last year’s budget with its 19 new taxes,” Weaver said in a statement. “At some point, there has to be an end to adding new taxes when Illinois is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation.”

Weaver does not feel that adding new taxes is going to fix the budget issues and fiscal health of Illinois. He also does not believe that it is up to the people of Illinois to pay for the mistakes of the government’s unchecked spending and believes this addition to taxes, if passed, will allow the issue to continue.

“What we heard from the governor is the need for another tax increase to pay for another year of out-of-control spending,” Weaver continued, “And if he doesn’t get his tax increase, the governor says he will stop payment on health services, education funding, and other state services. Our state agencies will be held hostage to get his tax increase.”

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