Drobinski calls on opponent to stand up to House Speaker
Rod Drobinski, Republican House candidate for District 62, called on his opponent, state Rep. Sam Yingling, to stand up to Rep. Mike Madigan (D-District 22) and get back to work after the House Speaker canceled a legislative session scheduled for Wednesday.
The state legislature is currently on its summer break, but Madigan had called for weekly House meetings throughout June in an effort to get a budget passed for the upcoming fiscal year.
"Last week, Sam Yingling left Springfield without passing needed reforms or a budget that makes sure our schools open on time in the fall," Drobinski said. "Not only did Sam Yingling vote for the most unbalanced budget in Illinois history, but he drove home without looking back once to clean up the mess he helped make. Sam Yingling needs to stand up to Mike Madigan, get back to Springfield, and get to work on reforming Illinois and passing a balanced budget.”
Madigan had previously proposed a budget that called for $40 billion in spending and only an estimated $33 billion in revenues. After passing the House, the unbalanced budget was defeated in the Senate on May 31, the last day of the spring legislative session.
The House, in turn, voted down the Senate's stand-alone education bill, which was aimed at allowing schools to open in the fall.
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