State Senator Dale Righter (Illinois – 55) has been appointed as Minority Spokesperson for the Appropriations I Committee.
Righter will act as a lead budget spokesperson and voice of the public regarding the budget for the Senate Republican Caucus. The Appropriations I Committee votes on the budget of several state agencies that make up a large amount of the state’s spending.
“I am looking forward to this new role as Illinois’ budget situation and the budget making process in Springfield needs to change,” Righter said. “My constituents and people across the state have had enough with the state’s fiscal problems. First and foremost, we must stop spending more than what the state is taking in. That’s common sense and the definition of fiscal responsibility. Just as important, we also have a moral and ethical mandate to spend taxpayer dollars wisely, cut waste and abuse out of the budget, and to urge the majority party to stop passing unbalanced budgets.”
“Changing the way Springfield has been doing business for more than a decade hasn’t been easy, but it’s necessary to move Illinois forward so every citizen can live in a more prosperous economy and a state that doesn’t spend more than the taxpayers can afford,” Righter continued.
The appointment was previously held by State Senator Matt Murphy, Republican of Palatine, but became vacant when he retired in early in September. Righter will assume his new duties beginning in the fall veto session this November.