Just days removed from Gov. Pritzker's budget address, one state senator says he was "stunned" by the Governors' "harsh political rhetoric" during his budget address.
On Wednesday of last week, Gov. Pritzker unveiled his 2021 budget proposal, which did not include a tax hike. However, Senator Jason Barickman said the speech did have unnecessary rhetoric. Barickman said Republicans are willing to negotiate a balanced budget, but Pritzker's political rhetoric does not help.
Barickman said last year Republicans sent recommendations and ideas for a budget, but Pritzker was unwilling to budge.
He added Republicans would try to propose more ideas in the spring when the General Assembly reconvenes.