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Butler Questions Long-Term Impact of Budget Proposal

Today, new Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker presented his Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal before a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly. State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) expressed surprise that the proposal relies so heavily on gimmicks previously decried by Democrats and the same failed policies that have created record debts. “It’s surprising that the…

Butler Concerned by Negative Impact of SB 1 on Central Illinois

Today, in a vote largely along party lines, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to drastically increase the state minimum wage. State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) expressed concern that such a large increase would harm central Illinois. “I think it goes without saying that we all want to see people earning more,” said Butler. “My…