Illinois House GOP lays out budget priorities for upcoming year

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.(WEEK)
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 5:12 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD (25 News Now) - The state budget is one of the biggest pieces of legislation worked on by Illinois lawmakers every year.

Tuesday, House Republicans announced their budget team and established their priorities for the coming year.

House Minority Leader Tony McCombie says she wants the process to include bipartisan effort, transparency and mutual respect.

Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) will be the chief budgeteer for House Republicans.

She says Illinois needs real tax reform and she wants to eliminate the franchise tax on employers and provide property tax relief.

Rep. Hammond will work with Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria), the chief budgeteer for the House Democrats.