June 29, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill – Concerned by the damaging impact of the budget impasse, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislators to return to the negotiating table immediately in order to put forth a responsible, balanced and honest budget.

“Every day we go without a budget, I hear about the continued struggles of seniors, survivors of domestic violence and other vulnerable residents as a result,” Greenwood said. “The job is not done for anybody in Springfield. Despite the fact the Senate passed a budget plan, too much of it relies on unrealistic savings and deep cuts to essential services that residents rely on. It is unconscionable that we continue to go down this path, and I strongly believe it will take a bipartisan effort from both chambers to put forth a responsible, balanced plan.”

Greenwood and House appropriations committees have continued to review the budget proposal from the Senate, and are concerned about the long-term costs associ...

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