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Lack of State Budget Dismantling Critical State Services
The lack of a fully funded, year-long budget is dismantling critical state services, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Center. Children, seniors, and people with disabilities are among the hardest hit. The report captures the ongoing damage happening across state service areas in communities across Illinois — damage that will continue to grow in coming weeks without a fully funded budget.

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Revenue Collapse Cutting services to balance the fiscal year 2016 budget instead of modernizing our outdated tax system will harm rather than boost Illinois’ economy now while undermining the very investments needed for a stronger economic future, like education, roads and bridges, health care, and public safety.
Choose-Revenue-Feature A new Fiscal Policy Center report shows that Governor Rauner and lawmakers have a broad range of revenue options to avoid harmful cuts. Devastating cuts to services are not inevitable: They are a choice. And, choosing to raise the resources necessary to invest in children, families, and communities is the best thing we can do to propel our state toward economic prosperity.

Fiscal Notes Blog

November 4, 2015
Voices for Illinois Children joined ten other organizations today in releasing a memo to members of the General Assembly and Governor Rauner on the need to undo the severe child care eligibility restrictions put in place by Governor Rauner. …
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October 7, 2015
Beginning on July 1, Governor Rauner severely cut child care eligibility, which is shutting out 9 in 10 new applicants who would have previously qualified for assistance.…
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