SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jacqueline Collins, D-Chicago, issued the following statement today as the General Assembly passed the first complete budget the state has seen in three years, with bipartisan support in both chambers.
“The General Assembly came together to seek compromise,” Collins said. “It was not easy to make this deal, which contains many items I, too, deeply dislike. It was nevertheless the responsible course of action, and one we should have carried out years ago. I urge the governor to sign these measures into law and end the budget impasse.”