General Assembly Passes Measure to Provide Human Services Funding

Springfield, IL…State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) released the statement below following today’s bipartisan, bicameral vote to appropriate $700 million in stopgap funding for human services:

“Similar to the recent bipartisan effort on higher education funding, Senate Bill 2038 will use available revenue to provide a lifeline to our deteriorating human service network. This bill is fully funded, meaning that providers, agencies, and programs that administer vital services to some of our most vulnerable will be able to get their money immediately. I’m incredibly pleased that this deal was reached, our most vulnerable citizens need help now and shouldn’t be bargaining chips in the difficult budget negotiations ahead. This is far from a solution, but it will keep services running while we move forward to find a bipartisan, compromise resolution for a full budget.”