“Today, Governor Rauner gave what I would consider to be a very real assessment of our state’s financial situation, calling on us to meet our challenges head on together. The Governor spoke strongly about job creation, education and giving opportunity back to the people of Illinois. Many of the initiatives he spoke of today were what I campaigned around,” said Wehrli.
“I applaud the Governor for his honest presentation of the state’s current status and I support his proposal to merge the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Merging these two elected offices would add to an annual savings of $12 million for taxpayers, also reducing redundancies between the two offices. I thank the Governor for addressing these crucial issues as well as the work of his staff and await the upcoming budget speech where we expect to hear a more detailed assessment of the Governor’s plan,” Wehrli added.