Rep. Butler on Governor Rauner’s State of the State: We have a new opportunity that we cannot waste

“The Governor today spoke about both frustration and optimism – sentiments that are both shared by area residents that I speak with every day. The pace of the budget negotiations in particular has been very frustrating. But the governor today also highlighted some areas on which we have been able to come together and make progress including providing more funding for our schools,” Representative Butler said. “The start of this historic 100th General Assembly provides us a new opportunity to put our differences aside and to focus instead on where we can find common ground. We cannot waste it.”