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Harper Updates Residents on Budget Negotiations during Satellite Office Hours


CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, met with local residents during her satellite office hours at the 11th Ward Constituent Services Office on Monday to listen to their concerns and needs, as well as update them on legislative developments in Springfield.

“Staying connected to residents is one of the most important aspect of my job,” said Harper. “So many people are struggling, and I want to do everything I can to hear from them and keep them informed about how I am fighting to restore funding for breast cancer screenings, services for the developmentally disabled and victims of domestic violence. There is so much at stake, and people ought to know about what is happening with the budget in Springfield.”

Harper met with neighborhood residents on Monday to discuss their concerns about state and local issues, including property taxes, public safety, and House Democrats’ efforts to compromise with the governor to end the historic budget impasse.

“I have said many times that the governor needs to show up to the negotiating table and work with us to craft an honest budget that all parties can agree on,” said Harper. “The governor’s impasse has inflicted tremendous pain on our state. My colleagues and I have worked to meet the governor half way throughout the negotiating process by addressing his priorities, but he refuses to resume negotiations and work in good faith to pass a budget.”

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