Why We Need Adequate Revenue: Illinois in Chaos

Without a state budget and enough revenue, the damage is real-and it's getting worse. See RBC's new fact sheet.

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RBC Coordinator Dan Lesser Discusses RBC's New Fact Sheet and Revenue on WJBC

Dan Lesser, RBC coordinator and Director of Economic Justice at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, discusses RBC's new fact sheet and the need for adequate revenue on WJBC.

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United Way of Illinois Surveys Social Service Agencies Post-Stop Gap Funding

Since the stop-gap budget ended, 25% of all agencies surveyed have shuttered programs; criminal justice, employment training and youth development programs have experienced the most significant closures. Read the full report.

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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 Calls on State’s Leaders to Propose a Complete Budget

Submitted on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 08:00

John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday, December 27th, regarding the expiration of the stopgap spending plan and the lack of a state budget.

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on Renewed Illinois State Budget Negotiations

Submitted on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:58

John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, today released a statement regarding the renewed budget negotiations by Governor Rauner and the leadership of the Illinois General Assembly.