State Senator Schimpf Reacts to Pritzker’s Budget Address

State Senator Schimpf Reacts to Pritzker’s Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD — Local lawmakers are speaking out after Governor J.B. Pritzker gave us his annual budget address in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.

58th District State Senator Paul Schimpf says with the unprecedented economic growth the country has seen the past decade, now is a time for Illinois to clean up its financial act. The senator says Pritzker is not taking that route.

Schimpf says the governor did not give enough detail on how he plans to start bringing down the state’s unfunded pension liabilty, which currently sits at $138 billion.

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