Kinzler agrees with Rauner's budget goals
With last year's contentious budget in place, Gov. Bruce Rauner is now looking for a longer-term solution.
Rauner said his desire is to create a long-term budget, not a “stopgap” or “partial” measure.
Reports from Reuters and other media sources indicate many local politicians don't want to keep kicking the can down the road and want to see true financial reform and spending policies that will make the state's deficit more manageable.
Jay Kinzler is a Glen Ellyn Republican running to unseat Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) in the 46th District.
“I think that it is a good goal,” Kinzler said of Rauner’s move to get a longer-term budget in place and make big changes in how the state handles its money. “I agree with him.”
Kinzler also outlined what he thinks it will take to get a more balanced budget in place.
“We will need to reduce spending to a reasonable level and to level we can function at and afford,” Kinzler said.
He also spoke about the exodus of people out of the state and how it hurts Illinois financially, an issue that has alarmed many candidates running for local office.
“We also need to motivate tax-paying residents to stay in Illinois and attract people and businesses who will contribute to our tax base to relocate in Illinois,” Kinzler said. “Hopefully our leadership has learned from its previous mistakes.”
Kinzler called for better reforms.
“Continuing resolutions, makeshift budgets, temporary spending packages or continuing previous unbalanced budgets by default are not good solutions,” Kinzler said. “We need to work on a reasonable long-term solution. ... Hopefully motivated leaders will avoid a stalemate.”