Illinois has a serious spending problem. Over the past seven years, state government spending has far out-paced revenue growth. The result? Illinois has become a deadbeat state...paying its bills late, laying off workers from important programs, and bouncing from one bizarre financial scheme to another to keep the state solvent.
Kirk Dillard will put an end to the run-away spending that Springfield has forced on taxpayers. As Chief of Staff for Governor Jim Edgar, Kirk helped implement budget-slashing efforts that paid off huge state debt and reduced the payment cycle to vendors to the lowest in modern state history. He understands that taxpayers have a right to expect government to live within its means--just as we do when times are tough.