The Price We've Paid

WATCH: Chicago Magazine's video "The Price We've Paid" showcases the damage caused by the budget impasse and uses the Responsible Budget Coalition as a source.

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Still No Budget, While Illinoisans Continue to Suffer

The Illinois General Assembly will complete its regular session today and, for the third straight year, it will fail to adopt a year-long, fully funded budget. Read our statement.

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Responsible Budget Coalition: Illinois needs revenue to thrive

The State-Journal Register asked the Responsible Budget Coalition, "Given the state’s financial situation, what agenda would you set for the governor and General Assembly?" Our answer is to choose revenue. Read our full response.

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"State of Our State" Media Round-Up

Submitted on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:53

Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) events surrounding Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address  - which included four press conferences, a rally, and a public demonstration outside the chambers during the Governor’s address – generated a tremendous amount of positive press coverage.  Click here to see it! SOSIL Rail.jpg

State of OUR State Rally Was Huge Success

Submitted on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:52

Check out this great summary of yesterday's State of OUR State rally.  The summary was put together by Community Renewal Society, one of the many wonderful members of the Responsible Budget Coalition who helped us organize this wildly successful event. We definitely made our voices heard.  Please share with your friends, family, and state policymakers.
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Governor Fails to Make Families and Communities Priority During Address

Submitted on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:14

Hundreds of veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, immigrants, faith leaders, students, children, and working families traveled to the Capitol today from communities across Illinois to urge the Governor to make them his number one priority. The Governor ignored their calls and ignored the countless stories they’ve told about the harm being felt in their communities due to his failure to put a budget first that chooses revenue. SOS Rally pic.jpg