Reitz voted “yes” on graduated income tax last year, today voted for more borrowing, fantasy budget that raises his own pay
RED BUD, IL – Freshman House of Representatives member Nathan Reitz proved himself a quick study in the ways of Springfield as he followed up last year’s vote to raise taxes by voting this week to borrow $5 billion to pay for a fantasy budget and rewarding himself with a second pay increase.
“Rep. Reitz promised his constituents ‘responsible budget-making’, yet his twelve-month record in office shows two pay raises and significant borrowing that threatens the state’s long-term financial stability,” said David Friess, candidate for State Representative in the 116th District. “With unemployment soaring and businesses struggling to keep afloat, it’s irresponsible budget-making conducted by an out-of-touch politician.”
In four days of legislative session in Springfield, Rep. Reitz cast the following votes:
- Voted “yes” to allow $5 Billion in borrowing, with no legislative oversight (5/22, SB2099)
- Voted “yes” to give himself and all legislators a pay raise (5/23, SB1805)
- Voted “yes” on a fantasy budget that assumes flat revenues and spends more than last year (5/23, SB0264)
The 116th is a Southwestern Illinois district containing all or part of Cahokia, Chester, Columbia, Du Quoin, Marissa, Pinckneyville, Red Bud, Sparta, and Waterloo.