Willis: Governor Should Put the State First

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, issued the following statement following the governor’s veto of the bi-partisan balanced budget:

“I am committed to doing what is right for our state, most importantly making sure that our schools open on time and that our universities remain open, in addition to providing for services that help our most vulnerable residents.

“I am very disappointed the governor decided to put politics over people and veto the bi-partisan balanced budget that passed both the House and Senate with supermajorities.

“The governor’s veto actions demonstrate a disregard for these issues and a continued pursuing of his own corporate demands at the expense of our state, and the taxpayers who call it home.”

“I am troubled at the governor’s refusal to see what many members of his own party admit, that this budget needed to be passed to save our state.

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.