Republican State Senate Candidate John Bambenek Reacts to Budget Proposal

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Illinois Can’t Afford Pay Raises for Officials When Families Are Broke

John Bambenek for Illinois State Senate

John Bambenek for State Senate

“When Illinois is in crisis, it is not time to give the politicians who drove us to the edge of the abyss a big raise while hardworking families are suffering."

Republican State Senate Candidate for the 52nd District John Bambenek commented today on Governor Quinn’s budget proposal. The Governor’s proposal includes hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay raises for legislators and state officials, attributed to cost of living increases (COLAS) for state officials passed by the General Assembly, which previously had not been funded. This results in a spending increase for the state budget for fiscal year 2013, above both fiscal years 2011 and 2012, despite proposed cuts.    

“When the state is in crisis, it is not time to give the politicians who drove us to the edge of the abyss a big raise while hardworking families are suffering,” Bambenek commented. “Politicians don't deserve raises when hardworking families are suffering under the economic and fiscal nightmare they created.”

John Bambenek is the Republican candidate for Illinois State Senate in the 52nd District. John's central interests are stronger economic climate, fiscal responsibility, and job creation in central Illinois. For more information, and to schedule interviews with Mr. Bambenek, contact Ann Gindes at 217-979-9525 or by email at press(at)johnbambenek(dot)com, or contact John Bambenek at 217-493-0760.

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