Rep. Sanalitro Votes No on $1 Billion in Tax Hikes

Springfield, IL – Today, Illinois State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R-Hanover Park) placed a “no” vote against the State of Illinois’ FY2025 budget. The document is the largest spending plan in state history, totaling $53.1 billion. Rep. Sanalitro voiced objections to several components of the budget, which she believes will negatively impact the small businesses, individuals, and families of Illinois.

“This budget simply does not represent the values of my district,” said Sanalitro. “It includes more overall spending, with a substantial amount going to undocumented immigrants. This is concerning when the budget simultaneously eliminates crucial money for local governments. Our communities deserve some of this money too,” she continued.

Rep. Sanalitro highlighted her primary fiscal concerns with the budget:

  • Unprecedented Spending: The $53.1 billion budget is the largest in Illinois history and raises serious concerns about fiscal responsibility.
  • Salary Increases for Lawmakers: The budget includes 5% pay raises for lawmakers at a time when taxpayers are already overburdened and aren’t seeing their own salaries increase.
  • Massive Tax Increases: The budget relies on over $1 billion in new taxes and fees and continues to place additional financial burdens on Illinois residents.
  • Non-Citizen Spending: Hundreds of millions are allocated to non-citizens, diverting resources from essential services that should be meant for Illinois citizens.

“The only way we can pay for this increased spending is through more taxes and fees and it is unacceptable to increase these at a time when residents are seeing higher costs of living and financial struggles of their own,” she said. “This budget leaves our own residents – individuals, seniors, veterans, and families – behind.” Rep. Sanalitro concluded.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Representative Sanalitro, please contact 630-349-0645.

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.