Governor Bruce Rauner today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to override the Governor’s veto of Speaker Madigan’s 32 percent permanent income tax hike: “Today was another step in Illinois’ never-ending tragic trail of tax hikes. Speaker Madigan’s 32 percent permanent income tax increase will force another tax hike in the near future. His tax-and-spend plan is not balanced, does not cut enough spending or pay down enough debt, and does not help grow jobs or restore confidence in government. It proves how desperately we need real property tax relief and term limits. Now more than ever, the people of Illinois must fight for change that will help us create a brighter future.”

Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti today released the following statement regarding Speaker Madigan’s 32% Income Tax Hike: “Today, Speaker Madigan got his wish.  Springfield is back to business-as-usual: tax increases, unbalanced budgets, and phony reforms.  For two years, the majority party has held our state hostage in a budget crisis.  Why?  For a 32% permanent income tax increase they could have passed two years ago.  Businesses and families are fleeing our state.  The only way out of this financial crisis is to pass the real reforms and pro-growth policies our businesses and families so desperately need.”


Statement from Secretary of State Jesse White on Actions by the Illinois General Assembly: “I applaud the bipartisan effort today by the Illinois General Assembly. My top priority remains providing the highest level of customer service to the people of Illinois in a fiscally responsible manner. With the implementation of a full budget, my office can do just that.”