Rep. Ugaste on FY24 Budget Signed Into Law: “Illinoisans deserve better than this disgraceful budgetary circus”

ST. CHARLES – Following Governor Pritzker signing the Fiscal Year 2024 budget into law on Wednesday, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released this statement:

“Delivered in the middle of the night and filled with gimmicks instead of structural changes to improve our state’s finances, the Democrats’ budget prioritizes new spending over existing commitments. We are seeing local government funding sleight-of-hand that shorts these governments and the state playing shell games with the General Revenue Fund and COVID costs to hide the actual spending. While our constituents continue to battle inflation, Democrats gave themselves an unconstitutional pay raise late on a Friday night. Illinoisans deserve better than smoke and mirrors and this disgraceful budgetary circus. We need a transparent, accountable budgeting process.”