State Senator James F. Clayborne (D-Belleville) released the following statement regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address today:

“I stand disappointed today in the governor’s budget address. He commended the Senate for taking up leadership in the budget process, yet he has failed to present his own. I can only assume that is because he doesn’t have one. Under Article VIII Section 2 of the Illinois Constitution the governor is required to present the General Assembly with a balanced budget. He has failed in this duty. He says he is for education, but he has vetoed MAP grants and he has stood in the way of education budgets. Illinois is in trouble because of the failed leadership of this governor. He needs to do his job and present us with a budget.”