Statement from Senator Barickman on passage of the FY15 budget-fix legislation

“Today’s vote allows us to repair the damage done by last year’s irresponsible budget, and represents the first in a series of tough choices as we try to repair our state’s broken fiscal situation,” said State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). “I do not take these cuts lightly, but this is a necessary step that allows us to keep our daycares open, our courts functioning, and our prison workers paid. Now we begin the even more daunting process of putting together a responsible, realistic budget for Fiscal Year 16 that maintains core services. The actions we take this spring will determine the course of our State for the next several years. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues and the Governor to put Illinois back on a solid financial footing.”

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