Murphy BudgetAddress Blue

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) issued the following statement after hearing the governor’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal:

“I appreciate the governor’s diligence in creating a budget proposal that does not put the burden on the backs of the middle class. It is vital to continue to provide services that we need, while continuing to protect our working families.

“I am thrilled to hear the governor’s commitment to funding education. Educating our children is the most important function of government. This budget's prioritization of our children will ensure Illinois’ success. An investment in our students is an investment in all our futures. An educated child produces an educated workforce that stabilizes our economy.

“In the coming months, I look forward to working with the governor and my fellow lawmakers to negotiate a budget that provides support to hard-working Illinoisans. We must prioritize our working families, provide much-needed funding for developmental disability services and improve the state’s fiscal health by paying down debts.”