Hunter BudgetSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago, 3rd) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s proposed budget for the upcoming year:

“This budget is a more positive starting point than has been the case in recent years. I am encouraged to see thoughtful initiatives in Governor Pritzker’s proposed budget that will help restore stability in Illinois.

“The Governor’s investments in childhood education, workforce development and restorative justice efforts gives me positive assurance that we can all work together towards creating better educational opportunities for our students, more quality jobs in our communities and keeping our young people from entering the criminal justice system.

“In particular, I am pleased with the Governor’s commitment to maintaining full funding for critical human and social services while also making investments in the Childcare Assistance Program, increasing support for individuals with disabilities and providing human service workers a wage boost.

“In the coming months, I look forward to representing the 3rd Senate District as we negotiate a final budget that creates opportunities for everyday Illinoisans, with protections for the most vulnerable in our state.”

The upcoming budget will fund state government for Fiscal Year 2020, which goes from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

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