Windhorst criticizes Phelps Finnie for going along with state's $38.5 billion budget plan
Running against state Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie (D-Elizabethtown) in the 118th House District, Patrick Windhorst has made the state’s rising taxes and growing issue of outmigration a central theme of his campaign.
In a recent Facebook post, he predicted the state’s new $38.5 billion budget will make things even harder on residents and chastised Phelps Finnie for going along with the plan.
“Over 30,000 people fled the state of Illinois last year because the financial burden of living here is too great," Windhorst said. "Rep. Phelps Finnie just voted to make the tax burden even greater on our working families. Raising taxes, again, on the middle class and those just trying to get by in Southern Illinois is fundamentally wrong. When Rep. Phelps Finnie takes our voice to Springfield and uses it to echo Mike Madigan’s tax-raising agenda, Southern Illinois loses."
The 118th House District includes parts or all of Alexander, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline and Union counties.