Responsible Budget Coalition Responds to Governor Rauner's State of the State Address

Submitted on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 13:10

Governor Rauner’s comments today get us no closer to accomplishing what Illinois desperately needs: a tax system that supports middle-class and working families, ensures that the wealthy pay their fair share and funds the necessary programs that all communities need to thrive.

Statement of the Responsible Budget Coalition in Response to Governor Rauner's Budget Cuts

Submitted on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:52

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Today, the Responsible Budget Coalition, a network of more than 300 organizations across the state, calls on the Governor and General Assembly to reverse the current decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from vital services for communities across the state and, instead, to raise revenue to repair the damage done by the budget impasse and make smart investments in our state’s future.

Responsible Budget Coalition Calls on State’s Leaders to Propose a Complete Budget

Submitted on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 08:00

John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday, December 27th, regarding the expiration of the stopgap spending plan and the lack of a state budget.