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Miller testifies before House Human Services Appropriations Committee

EMiller testifying House DHS

Last week, Emily Miller, Voices’ director of policy and advocacy, testified before the Illinois House Human Services Appropriations Committee. She urged Committee members to prioritize cost-effective interventions and strategies that improve children’s lives and contribute to efforts to address the state’s short- and long-term fiscal stability.

She also reiterated the urgent need for lawmakers to maintain current tax rates in order to prevent draconian cuts to families who have already suffered from more than $1 billion in cuts. To improve long-term fairness and sustainability, she also urged Committee members put a constitutional amendment to allow a fair tax, where those with lower incomes pay lower rates and those with higher incomes pay higher rates.

You can read Emily’s full testimony below:

 

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