Martwick: Budget builds upon fiscal responsibility

SPRINGFIELD — In response to the Illinois Senate approving the Fiscal Year 2024 budget, State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) issued the following statement:

“This budget reflects Illinois’ commitment to fiscal responsibility. We are paying down our debts, while also increasing funding to many vital services that the public needs, such as early childhood education, higher education, mental health, affordable housing and grocery access are prioritized.

“In addition, extra funds have been pledged to pay off the state’s pension debt – more than what is required for contributions.

“As we continue to build up our Rainy Day Fund, and increase our credit ratings, we build a brighter future for our children. It is our responsibility to ensure the financial stability of our state for future generations, and this budget does just that.”