Responsible Budget Coalition: Another Missed Opportunity for Governor Rauner to Lead

The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) released a statement after Governor Bruce Rauner’s state budget address on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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TAKE ACTION!

Movement toward a budget has begun, but we are still far away from a resolution. NOW is a critical time for our elected leaders to hear from constituents that Illinois needs a fully funded, year-long responsible budget supported by adequate revenue.

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The Time for Revenue Advocacy is Now

Dan Lesser, RBC coordinator and Director of Economic Justice at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, discusses why now is a vital time for revenue advocacy.

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About Us

The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) is a coalition of 300+ organizations from across the state fighting for a fully funded budget with new revenue that invests in Illinois children, families, and communities. It includes organizations that serve children, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities; education groups concerned about early learning, K-12 and higher education; labor unions; faith-based and civic organizations; immigrant and refugee families; and many others. Click "read more" to learn more at the RBC, its members, and a responsible budget.

Responsible Budget Coalition Calls on State’s Leaders to Propose a Complete Budget

Submitted on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 08:00

John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday, December 27th, regarding the expiration of the stopgap spending plan and the lack of a state budget.

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on Renewed Illinois State Budget Negotiations

Submitted on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:58

John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, today released a statement regarding the renewed budget negotiations by Governor Rauner and the leadership of the Illinois General Assembly.