Current Weather

WRUL On Air Now

Rush Hour Rodeo
2:00pm - 6:00pm

WROY On Air Now

John Summer
2:00pm - 7:00pm

Righter: Budget lives within its means, includes no tax increase

State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a state budget May 30. Righter voted in favor of the budget bills.

“When we began this year’s budget negotiations, my Republican colleagues and I made it clear to the Democratic majority that there would be no tax increase, and it must be a workable, balanced budget. This budget agreement meets those criteria.”

Righter served as a budget negotiator for the Senate Republican caucus. Fiscal Year 2019 begins July 1.