Without a state budget and enough revenue, the damage is real-and it's getting worse. See RBC's new fact sheet.Read more
With no state budget, and schools, seniors and working families struggling, Illinoisans deserve answers. Sign the petition today.Read more
The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) released a statement after Governor Bruce Rauner’s state budget address on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.Read more
RBC Member Voices for Illinois Children offers these 8 takeaways.
The regular session of the General Assembly ended in failure last night as our elected officials missed yet another deadline to pass a fully-funded budget that invests in Illinois' policy priorities. This latest failure will exacerbate the already disastrous consequences of the budget impasse and must be corrected with a responsible budget that chooses revenue before FY16 ends at the end of June.
From rape crisis centers to autism services, the Atlas of Austerity maps 15 ways the budget crisis is hurting Illinois. It's a MUST SEE.
RBC Member Centro Romero, located on Chicago's Northside, has been forced to serve 6,000 fewer immigrant families this year due to the budget impasse. Centro Romero helps provide families with job skills, English and GED courses, and many other services that are vital for the economy and improving communities and families. Check out the video from NBC 5.
A new analysis shows if lawmakers cut every discretionary service (except K-12 education), they could not eliminate the state's $7.1 billion deficit. It's long past time to choose revenue over cuts to essential services.