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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

New Analysis Shows Irresponsible State Budgeting Harming Women

Submitted on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:00

Women gathered at The Center of Hope in Rockford today to unveil a new analysis from the Responsible Budget Coalition that shows the failure of state policymakers to choose revenue is having a disproportionate impact on women. This is due to the fact that women make far less than men for the very same work and caregiving responsibilities are far more likely to fall on their shoulders.

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Group plays lottery to fund state services, wins only $4

Submitted on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:00

RBC members won just $4 playing the lottery. They were hoping end cuts to vital services, including those that are pricing families out of college, eliminating services for children with epilepsy, preventing hard-working immigrant families from getting ahead.

It’s up to the Governor and lawmakers to enact a responsible budget, one that gives families and communities a real chance to succeed by choosing revenue and tax fairness over more cuts to vital services.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Begins, Survivors At Risk Because Springfield Has Failed to Choose Revenue

Submitted on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 14:00

Ending state funding for services that help 75,000 survivors of domestic violence across the state of Illinois—20,000 women and children in Cook County alone. This includes medical, psychological and legal services as well as emergency shelter and other protections.
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Providers in Galesburg Call For Springfield to Choose Revenue to Stop Harm to Children’s Education and Growth

Submitted on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 14:00

Galesburg, IL – At a press conference this afternoon, providers of afterschool, early intervention, and autism services outlined how the budget crisis is wrecking support systems for children and warned of increased harm to children’s education and growth unless leaders in Springfield choose revenue.

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.”