The Long-Term Harm of the Budget Crisis

In addition to the immediate impacts of the budget crisis, Illinois faces harmful long-term consequences as a result of our Governor and lawmakers' failure to pass a fully funded budget that chooses revenue.

Read more

The Stopgap Spending Plan is Leaving Providers Mired in Uncertainty

One month into the Stopgap spending plan, providers are still mired in uncertainty. Read more from RBC's Jennifer Cushman here.

Read more

TAKE ACTION: Illinois Needs a Budget NOW

Call 1-844-311-2887 or click to send your lawmaker an email.

Read more

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.

RBC Messaging

August 2016

1. Illinoisans want the public investment that helps our communities thrive, like great schools, healthy families, and safe streets.

2. We can only accomplish this if our state's elected leaders support the revenue it takes to make those investments.

3. Providing Illinois with the resources needed for public investment must come first.

4. The temporary spending plan adopted on June 30 is a Band-Aid, not a budget. To help Illinois communities thrive we need to:

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on the Stopgap Budget Agreement

Submitted on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:51

The General Assembly and Governor Rauner agreed on a six-month stopgap budget that authorizes desperately needed funding for services and institutions. Unfortunately, it is no substitute for a fully funded, year-long responsible budget that chooses revenue over cuts. Much more needs to be done. Read more here.