RBC Launches Fair Tax Now Campaign

Illinois needs a #FairTaxNow! Help us push Illinois lawmakers to support middle and working class families.

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February 14: Join us for the People's Budget Address!

Let's tell Governor Rauner and the Illinois Legislature that we want a real budget, with full funding for the programs, services and investments to make Illinois communities thrive, and fair tax system to pay for it! Register today.

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New report: Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children

RBC members Chicago Foundation for Women, Voices for Illinois Children in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning released a new report on the impact of Illinois’ budget impasse on women and children...

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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.

Responsible Budget Coalition Responds to Governor Rauner's State of the State Address

Submitted on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:10

Governor Rauner’s comments today get us no closer to accomplishing what Illinois desperately needs: a tax system that supports middle-class and working families, ensures that the wealthy pay their fair share and funds the necessary programs that all communities need to thrive.

Statement of the Responsible Budget Coalition in Response to Governor Rauner's Budget Cuts

Submitted on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:52

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Today, the Responsible Budget Coalition, a network of more than 300 organizations across the state, calls on the Governor and General Assembly to reverse the current decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from vital services for communities across the state and, instead, to raise revenue to repair the damage done by the budget impasse and make smart investments in our state’s future.