“Today the Governor painted a very realistic picture of both the progress we’ve recently made and the serious challenges we still face,” said Representative Frese (R-Quincy). “I agree that the pace of reform has been slow, and that’s frustrating. The lack of an agreement on a responsible, balanced budget is unacceptable. But we have made a start in implementing needed efficiencies, and in cutting some red tape that will help support employers that create jobs. In recent months all four legislative leaders, including Speaker Madigan, have spoken on the need for change, and that is certainly reason to be hopeful that we will be able to work together this spring on compromise solutions. Our challenges are serious, but they’re not insurmountable if we’re all working together.”
State Representative Randy Frese Wednesday took the oath of office to continue representing the 94th House district in the new 100th General Assembly. Rep. Frese said with the state's many urgent challenges it's more important than ever for the new General Assembly to hit the ground running, and stressed that he will continue to focus on passing a balanced, responsible state budget that protects taxpayers and on creating new and better job opportunities for Illinois families.