Butler statement of special
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[June 16, 2017]
- State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) issued the
following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner convening
the General Assembly for a special session regarding the state
"I commend the Governor for doing what has not been done so far in
June: bringing the Legislature back to Springfield to hammer out a
balanced budget compromise. Since the Speaker adjourned the House
over two weeks ago, our State Capitol Building has sat silent in the
midst of this unprecedented budget impasse.
"What we have seen this week is that the Republicans are taking the
lead to end this ridiculous situation. The balanced budget plan
introduced by House and Senate Republicans takes the elements of the
‘grand bargain’ negotiated between Senators and attempts to move
them forward in a bipartisan fashion.
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"I urge my Democrat colleagues to take this proposal seriously
and work with us to move it forward. The legislation in this proposal has been
largely negotiated between the two parties in the Senate and the Governor's
office has stated they will sign this plan. This is the path forward to resolve
the budget impasse."
[Office of Representative Tim Butler]