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Effects of the Governor’s FY 2009 Budget Vetoes

The Governor’s veto decisions and the General Assembly’s responses have provided the latest, complex twists in finalizing the FY 2009 budget. Budget-veto implications, however, have now become much clearer: Many children and families in need of health care, human services, and higher education supports will feel the brunt of state officials’ inability to fairly and adequately raise the revenues Illinois desperately needs. This issue brief focuses primarily on veto actions affecting selected state agency programs that serve children and families. It does not present an exhaustive analysis of the vetoes. Download and read report

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