Costa Howard Responds to Governor’s Budget Address, Focuses on Balanced Approach 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave his annual budget address:

“As I listened to the Governor’s budget address today, I felt proud of the great progress that we have made together in putting our state on a solid fiscal foundation, as proven by our nine credit upgrades over the past five years. As we get to work on this new budget, I’m going to keep standing up for our public schools, advocating for increased mental health services, and protecting our reproductive freedom. I know that the people of our communities will demand a balanced budget that reflects our shared values, and I am committed to making sure their voices are heard in Springfield.”