New report: Damage Done: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Stalemate on Women and Children

RBC members Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), Voices for Illinois Children in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) released a new report on the impact of Illinois’ budget impasse on women and children.

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The Responsible Budget Coalition Applauds the General Assembly for Ending the Budget Nightmare with New Revenue

We applaud members of the Illinois General Assembly for ending this catastrophic budget impasse.

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The Price We've Paid

WATCH: Chicago Magazine's video "The Price We've Paid" showcases the damage caused by the budget impasse and uses the Responsible Budget Coalition as a source.

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The Responsible Budget Coalition Joins More than 300 Nonprofits in Calling for Fair, Fully-funded State Budget

Submitted on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 08:00

“The Governor and the General Assembly can either choose gridlock or they can choose revenue. If they choose gridlock they are choosing to eliminate jobs and cut vital services for families and communities,” said John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, a founding member of the Responsible Budget Coalition. “They must choose revenue before serious harm is done to our families, communities and the economy.”

Rockford Area Leaders Call for State Lawmakers to Choose Revenue to Avoid Deep Cuts to Families and Communities at Public Forum

Submitted on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 16:00

‘He’s stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime,” says Robin C. Garvey of Governor Rauner’s proposed $82 million cut to mental health services.  Garvey is past president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Illinois and one of the organizers of Tuesday’s public forum.

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Responsible Budget Coalition Releases Statement on General Assembly Budget Action

Submitted on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:00

This spring lawmakers - reflecting the views of business leaders, human service providers, educators, seniors, and everyday families - have consistently registered their opposition to budget proposals that impose drastic and short-sighted cuts to services for families and communities.

Community Members To Hold Press Conference to Show Cuts That Harm Peoria Area Families Are Avoidable With New Revenue

Among the many things that would suffer from state budget cuts would be housing programs that help veterans and other low income groups find shelter. One Vietnam vet is now giving back to this agency which helped him get his life back on track. 68-year-old Dan Toes says he found out about Veterans Haven through the South Side Office of Concern last December when he was homeless. Snip20160122_4.png

As IL Budget Deadline Looms, Community Members To Hold Press Conference to Show Cuts to Quad Cities Families Are Avoidable With New Revenue

Advocates and community members will gather Thursday morning at the Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living armed with a new report showing that Illinois lawmakers have an array of choices available to protect Quad Cities families from steep and harmful cuts proposed as part of Governor Rauner’s FY 16 budget.
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