Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch released a statement regarding a recent union rally in Springfield.
“The Illinois Chamber of Commerce appreciated that union workers are concerned about the state budget," Maisch said. "The chamber is too. But we have said for years that grossly unbalanced state budgets would lead to a crisis. You cannot expect smooth sailing when Illinois has been spending billions of dollars more than it has coming in for more than a decade. This was the year that the check came due.”
“To solve this problem, we need pro-growth reforms to bolster the Illinois economy, which will be good for workers, companies, state government and the organizations that state government funds. Otherwise, we will be in an increasingly precarious situation with each coming year. Time is running out. Let’s solve this problem now,” Maisch said.