To highlight her plans to pass a balanced state budget, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, issued the below statement following Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address:

“While significant progress has been made to put Illinois in a better financialposition, there is still much more work to be done to pay off the state’s old bills and provide property tax relief to local homeowners. I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner to craft a state budget plan that prioritizes these needs and lifts up Illinois’ families.

“To be a strong voice for our community, I continually meet with local leaders, knock on doors in local neighborhoods and host legislative advisory committees and other events to hear the thoughts and concerns of community residents. I know firsthand that working and middle-class families are being crushed by an unfair, immense tax burden. I will not support a budget plan that balances on the backs of middle-class families, seniors or other vulnerable residents. Instead we need a balanced, bipartisan budget that invests in our schools, public safety and other important programs with no new tax increases.

“To build a stronger Illinois, my top priorities continue to be real property tax relief and a Fair Tax plan to relieve the burden felt by local families. I will continue advocating to ensure our voices are heard in the state Capitol and working to pass a balanced, bipartisan budget plan.”

For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or

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February 19, 2020 at 03:59PM