CHICAGO – A bipartisan-backed human services emergency funding bill is sitting on the governor’s desk. Majority Caucus Whip Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) released the following statement, urging the governor to sign the plan into law:
“A human services funding plan is sitting on the governor’s desk. The Senate and House worked in a bipartisan fashion to craft an emergency funding bill that will keep our state afloat.
“We are seeing in Chicago and across our state the devastating effects of not having a budget in place. Without critical programs like Redeploy Illinois, we will continue to see a rise in teen violence.
“Signing the stopgap budget into law is the first step toward turning our state around. Our at-risk teens, seniors and vulnerable residents who rely on human services cannot wait any longer.
“Our communities need a solution today. That solution, Senate Bill 2038, is ready to be signed.”