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Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2007 Budget: Important Increases in Preschool and Children’s Mental Health Supports, but Revenue Concerns Remain

The spring 2006 legislative session concluded with several important gains for children and families in Illinois, including a plan to provide voluntary preschool for all 3- and 4-year olds, increased funding for K-12 education and expanded children’s mental health efforts. However, while funding for these priorities was patched together for FY2007, state policymakers again failed to provide long-term, stable sources of funding for these and numerous other state priorities. Download and read report

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