Statement on Rejection of 30 Day State Budget

Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the statement below following today’s vote on a 30 day state budget:

“I’m supportive of funding all of State Government in a temporary manner until we reach a compromise budget. The proposal from Speaker Madigan is not a genuine proposal to fund state operations; it does not actually fund the salaries of staff to carry out the few programs chosen by the Speaker to be funded. On top of that, this proposal could very possibly create severe cuts to other programs not outlined in the bill. We need to quit the political games and have productive, collaborative negotiations to craft a compromise budget. We must fund the services of State Government, but that needs to be done within the means we have on hand.”