The Long-Term Harm of the Budget Crisis

In addition to the immediate impacts of the budget crisis, Illinois faces harmful long-term consequences as a result of our Governor and lawmakers' failure to pass a fully funded budget that chooses revenue.

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The Stopgap Spending Plan is Leaving Providers Mired in Uncertainty

One month into the Stopgap spending plan, providers are still mired in uncertainty. Read more from RBC's Jennifer Cushman here.

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TAKE ACTION: Illinois Needs a Budget NOW

Call 1-844-311-2887 or click to send your lawmaker an email.

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About Us

The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) is a coalition of 300+ organizations from across the state fighting for a fully funded budget with new revenue that invests in Illinois children, families, and communities. It includes organizations that serve children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities; education groups concerned about early learning, K-12 and higher education; labor unions; faith-based and civic organizations; immigrant and refugee families; and many others. Click "read more" to learn more at the RBC, its members, and a responsible budget.

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on the Stopgap Budget Agreement

Submitted on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:51

The General Assembly and Governor Rauner agreed on a six-month stopgap budget that authorizes desperately needed funding for services and institutions. Unfortunately, it is no substitute for a fully funded, year-long responsible budget that chooses revenue over cuts. Much more needs to be done. Read more here.