LAKE BARRINGTON… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) from the 52ND House District released the following statement.
Rep. McLaughlin said, “When did the People of Illinois approve of the Governor, and his progressive minions, overtaxing you to create a $1 billion ‘Rainy Day Fund’?”
“All of this money has been sent to fund new programs, yet they continue to tell 22,000 Illinois families that, “we can’t afford $75 million for underprivileged kids’, to participate in the successful, bi-partisan Invest in Kids Scholarship program. God forbid that these families may want to choose a better school to attend, than their local public option,” said McLaughlin.
McLaughlin said, “How about we implement a ‘Sunny Day Rebate Fund’ to pay for the 22,000 kids waiting to get out of our failing public school system and participate in the Invest in Kids Act? To all my colleagues in the House who proclaim that they are for choice, why not this choice?”
“Join me in Veto session to support House Bill 4105 to continue this successful scholarship program without all the political gamesmanship,” concluded Rep. McLaughlin.