Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gave the annual budget address earlier this week, and since then the reactions have been coming in. State Representative John Cavaletto, who represents the local 107th district, and State Senator Kyle McCarter, who represents the local 51st district, have been among those giving their thoughts.
Representative Cavaletto said the Governor laid it on the line and now is the time for compromise in the state’s gridlock situation.
“The stake of this government and the state of Illinois is in a downward swing, and I think he wants to stop that,” Cavaletto said. ”
Senator McCarter said that the governor laid out a clear path to address Illinois’ ongoing financial crisis brought on by years of fiscal mismanagement.
“The mismanagement of the past by Democrat politicians created the situation we find ourselves in today,” said McCarter. “Now, reality is here and we’re going to have to make some very tough decisions if we can’t come together. We’re going to have to cut programs and while some may be good programs they should not have the same priority as taking care of our most vulnerable citizens.”