Illinois political leaders face a daunting task when it comes to the state’s ongoing budget issues this spring, but the time has come when hard decisions must be made, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin told a group of Illinois REALTORS® at the IAR Capitol Conference in Springfield.
“The decisions we are going to make in the next two months and the next two years are probably going to be the most difficult and the most important decisions and votes we have taken in a decade,” Durkin said to a group of Illinois RPAC Major Investors.
The state’s daunting budget deficit will require hard choices and things may get worse before they get better, but Durkin said having a Republican governor and a Democratically-controlled legislature could provide the checks and balances needed to bring change.
In January, Durkin, a Republican from Western Springs, was sworn-in for his second term as the House Minority Leader. He has served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 and from 2006 to the present.