SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) released the following statement in support of the Fiscal Year 23 budget:


“When I look at this budget before us, I consider how this will affect the people back home. The family of four struggling to make ends meet. The aspiring college student wondering how they’ll pay for college. The single mom deciding between going to work or paying for child care.

“With this budget, I think of all the people who rely on the General Assembly to make smart decisions and fulfill its responsibilities. I’m proud that Lake County has a 211 program, but I’m especially thrilled that in this budget we have allocated $1.8 million for a statewide 211 program. With this funding, we can provide Illinoisans all across the state with easy access to the resources they need.

“I also think about how this is the first time in all the years I’ve served here that we’ve been able to put money away for a Rainy Day fund or how our credit rating has been raised—twice. I think about how it’s our responsibility to put out a budget that will move our state forward—and this budget does just that. This truly is a budget I was proud to vote for.”

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