Today we are working diligently with our Illinois lawmakers, and anxiously awaiting outcome as they make promising progress toward a state budget. The Illinois House has approved the first-draft of a full budget proposal. Negotiations on the budget, revenue and reforms are underway. We encourage you to call your elected officials today and tell them to support the effort and continued bi-partisan discussion toward a budget.
The budget currently under negotiation incorporates a balanced portion of both Senate Democrat and Republican proposals. As a single omnibus bill, the proposal would fund all aspects of Illinois’ governments and services. The bill passed 90-25, with all 67 Democrats and 23 of 51 Republicans voting yes. You can view the bill here and see the amended language here. Find your elected officials here.
We will update this post as we continue to receive additional information.