Why We Need Adequate Revenue: Illinois in Chaos

Without a state budget and enough revenue, the damage is real-and it's getting worse. See RBC's new fact sheet.

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RBC Coordinator Dan Lesser Discusses RBC's New Fact Sheet and Revenue on WJBC

Dan Lesser, RBC coordinator and Director of Economic Justice at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, discusses RBC's new fact sheet and the need for adequate revenue on WJBC.

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United Way of Illinois Surveys Social Service Agencies Post-Stop Gap Funding

Since the stop-gap budget ended, 25% of all agencies surveyed have shuttered programs; criminal justice, employment training and youth development programs have experienced the most significant closures. Read the full report.

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Governor Fails to Make Families and Communities Priority During Address

Submitted on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:14

Hundreds of veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, immigrants, faith leaders, students, children, and working families traveled to the Capitol today from communities across Illinois to urge the Governor to make them his number one priority. The Governor ignored their calls and ignored the countless stories they’ve told about the harm being felt in their communities due to his failure to put a budget first that chooses revenue. SOS Rally pic.jpg

Coalition to Outline Weak “State of our State” Ahead of Governor’s Address

Members of the Responsible Budget Coalition from across the state will deliver a report describing the weak “State of our State” at a press conference at the state Capitol in Springfield one day ahead of the Governor’s State of the State Address.  For seven months, the Governor and General Assembly have failed to put a budget first that chooses revenue, which has weakened Illinois families and communities

In Illinois’ seventh month without a budget, parents, students, advocates outline weak state of our state ahead of Governor’s address

Parents, students and advocates will lay out the devastating impact the failure to prioritize a fully funded budget has had on Chicago children and families in a press conference a day ahead of Gov. Rauner’s State of the State address.

Rockford Area Families to Outline Weak “State of our State” Ahead of Governor’s Address

Local members of the Responsible Budget Coalition will deliver a report describing the weak “State of our State” at a press conference one day ahead of the Governor’s State of the State Address. For seven months, the Governor and General Assembly have failed to put a budget first that chooses revenue, which has weakened Northern Illinois families and communities.