State Representative John M. Cabello, R-Machesney Park, issued the following statement today in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s State of the State address delivered to a joint session of the General Assembly:
“Let’s be honest – the only reason the Illinois economy is doing so well is because of President Trump’s economy benefiting families across the country. Working class families in Illinois are now paying twenty-one new or increased taxes and fees in the one year since JB Pritzker became Governor. His speech today demonstrated how out of touch our multi-billionaire Governor is with the working families who have to pay for his agenda. While it was refreshing to hear the Governor acknowledge today that property taxes are too high, his actions so far have failed to back up his words. He has raised taxes on working families time and again, but has not delivered on property tax relief.
I am willing to work with the Governor if he’s serious about actually making property tax relief a reality and rooting out corruption in Illinois. In the meantime, I will continue to speak out for the taxpayers of our state who are fed up with higher taxes and false promises.”
Representative Cabello serves the 68th District, which includes portions of Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Cherry Valley.