Windhorst: Democrat Pork-Filled Budget Raises Politician Pay, Spends Record $46 Billion

METROPOLIS – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) issued the following statement early Saturday morning following the House of Representatives’ final day of Session that saw Democrats pass a record-spending $46 billion FY 2023 budget.

“I am profoundly disappointed in the process that lead to the budget product that passed with only Democratic votes this morning. The spending plan approved today leverages our future, fails to adequately address our long-term debt obligations, raises lawmaker pay, and spends $1 billion in Federal ARPA money on pork projects for Democratic districts. I voted no because the people of Illinois deserve a more transparent process when it comes to how their tax money is spent.”