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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LSSI to close 30 programs, eliminate 750 positions

Submitted on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 17:29

On January 22nd, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) announced the closure of 30 programs, and the elimination of 750 positions, or 43 percent of LSSI’s total employees. As a result of these closures, approximately 4,700 seniors, veterans, youth, and families will lose access to LSSI’s in-home care, respite, senior protective services, mental health, substance abuse, youth shelters, and re-entry services.  It is a direct consquence of the Governor and the General Assembly failing to ‪choose revenue‬ & put a ‪‎budget first‬.

Bruce Rauner’s “Short Term Pain” Approach Bringing Long-Term Harm in Education, Jobs

Submitted on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 18:00

RBC Co-Coordinator and Voices for Illinois Children’s Emily Miller wrote this compelling case for Gov. Rauner's short-term approach is hurting us now and well into the future. Regarding higher education cuts she writes: "It’s time for Illinois to ask: What, exactly, is it worth, and who will pay the price? Is it worth the long-term removal of the rungs of the ladder to the middle class? Is it worth lasting harm to our economy?" emily-miller.jpg

State of OUR State Rally

Join us our first statewide mass mobilization of the Responsible Budget Coalition on January 27th at the Capitol in Springfield. Our collective voice is needed to define the true state of OUR State and the solutions that ensure families and communities succeed before the Governor delivers his State of the State Address. RallyBudgetCuts

New Analysis Shows Irresponsible State Budgeting Harming Women

Submitted on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:00

Women gathered at The Center of Hope in Rockford today to unveil a new analysis from the Responsible Budget Coalition that shows the failure of state policymakers to choose revenue is having a disproportionate impact on women. This is due to the fact that women make far less than men for the very same work and caregiving responsibilities are far more likely to fall on their shoulders.

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