VIDEO: Kevin Schmidt Statement on FY24 State Budget

State Representative Kevin Schmidt issued the following statement today on the FY24 Illinois state budget:

“Democrats’ priorities are misplaced. They are providing taxpayer dollars for Medicaid for illegal immigrants, yet Washington Park still doesn’t have the promised funds they desperately need to rebuild their Fire House, Police Station, and Public Works building. The budget does not address the rampant crime and drug epidemic in our area, yet they are pushing the soft-on-crime SAFE-T Act. There is bi-partisan opposition to the budget but NOT bi-partisan support. In Cahokia Heights, raw sewage is literally flooding the streets, yet instead of delivering money to repair their sewer infrastructure, the majority party would rather give themselves pay raises. The citizens of Illinois deserve a fair, balanced budget that addresses their real needs.”