Illinois agencies suffering through the budget impasse are urging lawmakers to approve a House Resolution.
The non-binding H.R. 922 declares support for a budget that chooses revenue over cuts.
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - On Monday morning at 10, some community leaders held a press conference to urge their state representatives to support HR 922, the Responsible Budget Resolution.
Today, Voices for Illinois Children released an update to our September report outlining the devastating human impact the budget impasse continues to have on children, families and communities. It provides a useful closer look at some of the pain the ongoing budget stand-off is causing in relation to 60 line items across the state, particularly for seniors, children and underserved families.
Responsible Budget Coalition members and allies held press conferences in Chicago, Springfield, and Alton a day ahead of the Governor's Budget Address. The events generated a lot of press conference.
In the Chicago media market, RBC members were busy generating news stories around the Governor's Budget Address. Leaders with RBC members Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Heartland Alliance, Children’s Home + Aid, and SEIU Healthcare were featured on Fox 32, CBS 2, ABC 7, Associated Press, and Chicago Tribune.
Child protection advocates, students, child care providers, and others gathered in Springfield one day ahead of the Governor's Budget Address. The Associated Press, Bloomington Pantagraph, WAND NBC 17 Decatur, and the Chicago Tribune were among the news outlets that covered the Responsible Budget press conference.
Law enforcement officals joined local providers and families at a Responsible Budget Coalition press conference in Alton a day ahead of the Governor's Budget Address. The group is fighting to get the Governor and lawmakers to restore funding for vital services that improve public safety, save taxpayers money, and provide support and independence for persons with disabilities and seniors.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Advocates for more spending on education and human services are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to embrace higher taxes and a balanced state budget on the eve of his annual budget presentation.
The Responsible Budget Coalition held a state Capitol news conference a day before the conservative governor is scheduled to present a budget plan for the year that begins next July 1. Rauner continues to differ with Democrats controlling the Legislature over a budget that should have started last July 1.
CTBA's Ralph Martire on choosing revenue to avoid further cuts to families and communities: "[T]hat’s not ideological. That’s math.” Responsible Budget Coalition spokesman Neal Waltmire: “We want to hear the governor say his No. 1 priority is a budget that invests in families and communities and that he won’t use them as leverage for his nonbudget agenda.”