Statement from Durkin on Budget Address

“The Governor’s Address is a harsh reality of failure to pass meaningful reforms in Illinois. A solution to the pension problem should have been wrapped up, sealed and sent to the governor last month.

We should have passed a comprehensive pension reform bill passed before today. There is nothing more important to the state’s fiscal integrity than meaningful pension reform, however the democratic leadership running the legislature thinks otherwise. Until we pass meaning pension reform for the state of Illinois we will undoubtedly be forced to cut services to Illinoisans, issue pink slips to state employees and force state vendors to lay off their employees or even worse –close down their businesses.”