Willis: Special Session Time for Bipartisan Solutions, Not Political Gimmicks
06/20/2017NORTHLAKE, IL – As the General Assembly seeks to reconvene in Springfield for a special session, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, released the following statement.
“With the passage of the regular session deadline, any solution to the budget impasse is going to need bi-partisan support and that means both sides must be willing to take the tough votes for what everybody agrees needs to be done.
“Since taking office, I have always worked to fashion bipartisan solutions to the issues that our state is facing. This budget impasse poses the greatest threat to the stability of our state in modern history and we must be willing to do what is necessary to get the job done.
“The calling of the special session and the release of the Republicans’ so-called ‘compromise’ rings hallow when taken with the fact that on the same day as the plan was unveiled, the Republican Party sent mail pieces into certain districts attacking Democratic members of the legislature. I believe actions speak louder than words, and the actions of the Governor and the Republican Party that he funds demonstrate an unwillingness to work together and intent to use the special session as a political exercise.”
Willis is serving her third term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.