State Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, who is running against Democrat Mike Frerichs for state treasurer, on Thursday issued a statement criticizing the state budget proposal.
The current proposal on the table calls for some $38 billion in expenditures. But with state income tax increases set to expire in January, that exceeds current revenue projections of around $35 billion.
“The budget adopted by the Illinois House today is unbalanced, unconstitutional and irresponsible," Cross said Thursday. "It is time for us to get serious about the fiscal crisis confronting Illinois.”