Turner BudgetAddress Green

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) released the following statement in response to the governor’s budget address Wednesday:

“Parents throughout Springfield and Decatur want to see us do the right thing when it comes to the state budget. I believe education is the foundation on which we build community. We must continue our commitment to funding K-12 education, setting students on a path to be lifelong learners. Let’s not forget, adequately funding our education system has the added benefit of giving people a break on their property taxes.

“Agriculture drives our state’s economy, especially here in Central Illinois. I hope to see continued investments in the ag industry, prioritizing our farmers and producers.

“The proposed budget sets a framework for us to begin negotiations. The future of our state and local economy depends on us making responsible choices for the hardworking families across the state.”