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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As School Year Begins, Rockford Area Superintendents, Providers, and Families to Warn of Harm to Schools and Children Due to Budget Crisis

Classes begin this week at twelve Harlem District #122 schools in Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe.  In coming weeks, students in the Rockford area and throughout the state will also start school.  However, children will begin the year without critical supports they need in order to achieve academically and develop into successful adults. Since July 1st, the state has failed to fund providers of childcare, after school programs, homeless prevention, mental health, and epilepsy and autism services.Dr Morris Rockford Back to School.jpg

The Responsible Budget Coalition Joins More than 300 Nonprofits in Calling for Fair, Fully-funded State Budget

Submitted on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:00

“The Governor and the General Assembly can either choose gridlock or they can choose revenue. If they choose gridlock they are choosing to eliminate jobs and cut vital services for families and communities,” said John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, a founding member of the Responsible Budget Coalition. “They must choose revenue before serious harm is done to our families, communities and the economy.”

Rockford Area Leaders Call for State Lawmakers to Choose Revenue to Avoid Deep Cuts to Families and Communities at Public Forum

Submitted on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:00

‘He’s stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime,” says Robin C. Garvey of Governor Rauner’s proposed $82 million cut to mental health services.  Garvey is past president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Illinois and one of the organizers of Tuesday’s public forum.


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.