Progress! But no end to the crisis.
On August 20, Governor Rauner signed SB 2042, allowing the state to spend more than $5 billion in federal funds. This legislation was necessary to keep some programs running in the absence of a full state budget. This is a small, but important victory in the fight to get vital services funded and operational.
But the reality is, we still need a state budget!
You know that the crisis is not over. So many programs for our most vulnerable neighbors have not been funded. Here are a few that are still slipping through the cracks:
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
- Early Intervention
- Meals on Wheels/Senior Nutrition (state share)
- Child Care (state share)
- IHDA Federal HOME funds
- Adult Education
- Career and Tech Education
- LIHEAP (state component)
You can also make your voice heard on Thursday, August 27 at the Southland Action Rally (10AM at the Oak Forest City Hall). Click here for details.