Metro East Law Enforcement, Providers, & Families to Rauner: End the Budget Standoff, Propose Budget Solutions

What: After nearly 8 months with no state budget, in a press conference the day before the Governor releases his spending plan for next year, law enforcement officials, service providers, and local families will call on him to work with lawmakers to end the current years’ budget standoff.  They will detail how the failure of the Governor and lawmakers to put a budget first that chooses revenue has jeopardized public safety and harmed people with disabilities, seniors, youth, and working families.  They will ask the Governor and lawmakers to pass a responsible budget with new revenue to invest in children, families, and communities.

When: Tuesday, February 16th 12:30 PM

Where: Impact CIL East Room. 2735 East Broadway, Alton, IL  62002

Who: Cathy Contarino, Executive Director, IMPACT CIL

Dane Rockefeller, IMPACT CIL client

Amy Foster, IMPACT CIL client

Jonathan Becker, Executive Director, Senior Services Plus

Linda White, Children's Home + Aid

Chief Jason Simmons, Alton Police Department

Capt. Craig Knight, Granite City Police Department