Illinois Senate Shows the Way on Reaching a Budget Agreement

The Responsible Budget Coalition released a statement following the passage of a year-long budget in the Illinois Senate.

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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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Responsible Budget Coalition Releases Statement on General Assembly Budget Action

Submitted on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:00

This spring lawmakers - reflecting the views of business leaders, human service providers, educators, seniors, and everyday families - have consistently registered their opposition to budget proposals that impose drastic and short-sighted cuts to services for families and communities.

Community Members To Hold Press Conference to Show Cuts That Harm Peoria Area Families Are Avoidable With New Revenue

Among the many things that would suffer from state budget cuts would be housing programs that help veterans and other low income groups find shelter. One Vietnam vet is now giving back to this agency which helped him get his life back on track. 68-year-old Dan Toes says he found out about Veterans Haven through the South Side Office of Concern last December when he was homeless. Snip20160122_4.png

As IL Budget Deadline Looms, Community Members To Hold Press Conference to Show Cuts to Quad Cities Families Are Avoidable With New Revenue

Advocates and community members will gather Thursday morning at the Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living armed with a new report showing that Illinois lawmakers have an array of choices available to protect Quad Cities families from steep and harmful cuts proposed as part of Governor Rauner’s FY 16 budget.