Rep. Coffey Disappointed by Governor’s Budget Address


Springfield, IL…Governor Pritzker addressed the State of Illinois on the largest proposed budget in state history. State Representative Mike Coffey (R-Springfield) is disappointed that Illinois residents will be receiving $1 billion in new taxes.

“Illinois’ business model is to use taxpayer money like an ATM and it’s driving people out of the state,” said Rep. Coffey. “Lowering taxes on hard-working residents raises disposable income and allows consumers to spend more, which is great for economic growth.”

The Governor proposed a budget of $52.7 billion which is $2 billion more than last year. He applauded this proposal despite the state facing a $775 million deficit for FY25.

As of now, Illinois has spent $1.6 billion on healthcare benefits for non-citizens while single moms are working full-time jobs and struggling to pay for quality healthcare.

Coffey continued: “One of the main issues I hear from constituents in the 95th District is that high taxes are a constant weight on their shoulders. Illinois residents deserve tax relief and legislators can get it done. I’ll be prioritizing tax relief to Illinois residents as session continues.”



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