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Sen. McConnaughay reacts to budget, tax hike votes

State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) offered the following reaction after the Illinois Senate voted to pass a permanent income tax hike and a budget, absent any substantial reforms.

“Throughout months of bipartisan negotiations I had real hope that we were going to come together to pass a budget, along with reforms that would put us back on track to fiscal solvency. We had an amazing opportunity before us to come together and create a better future for our children and grandchildren. Instead, what we got was more of the same kinds of actions that got us here in the first place.

“To say I’m disappointed about today’s legislative action would be a massive understatement. However, I remain committed to working together to make Illinois the state it once was and, with real reforms, can be again.”

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