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Americans for Prosperity: Statement on Quinn's Budget Address

March 26, 2014

“Governor Declares his Support for More Government rather than More Jobs”

NAPERVILLE – In reaction to Governor Quinn’s Budget Address, Americans for Prosperity – Illinois State Director David From issued the following statement:

“Last month, Governor Quinn used his State of the State Address to declare ‘Illinois is making a comeback.’ Since that time, our unemployment worsened, returning the second-worst in the nation.

In today’s Budget Address, Gov. Quinn unveiled a five-year “budget blueprint” that would make the temporary tax hike permanent, rather than championing policies which would improve the fiscal, job & business climate in the Land of Lincoln. The governor’s proposals will cost many Illinois families and businesses more money and drive jobs from Illinois. After he raised taxes last time, Illinois’ unemployment spiked. That is not a trend we want to see repeated.

Unfortunately, the governor today declared his support for more government and spending rather than more jobs and spending reform.”

For further information or an interview, please contact David From at dfrom@afphq.org or (312)465-0407

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