Rep. La Ha Statement on FY25 Budget

State Representative Nicole La Ha (R-Lemont) issued the following statement upon passage of the FY25 state budget by the Illinois House of Representatives in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

“As your State Representative, I am incredibly disappointed in this budget, which leaves behind the people of Illinois. Hard-working families, individuals with developmental disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities have been given little consideration in this budget. Instead, we are seeing nearly $1 billion in higher taxes and out of control spending that will only hurt hardworking families,” Rep. Nicole La Ha said.

“This is the largest partisan spending plan in state history, yet it is only adding further strain on taxpayers’ wallets. As legislators, we don’t need pay raises, we need to establish a trusting relationship based on representing the real needs of families. Instead of serving the people they represent and working to improve their lives, the majority party has chosen to give themselves an unneeded pay raise all while introducing a shocking amount of new taxes. Is this how we help families who are struggling? Absolutely not! Not only that, but while families in our communities are struggling to make ends meet, there are hundreds of millions of dollars in spending allocated for non-citizens.

This budget is not sustainable and only goes to further burden the hard-working families of our great state. I am committed to serving the families of our communities and not making their lives harder. That’s why I voted no.”

The proposed budget sets a record high of more than $53 billion in spending—a 32% increase over the last five years—and includes nearly $1 billion in tax increases and another $1 billion in spending on services for non-citizens.

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