- Published: Friday, May 13, 2016 08:31 AM
The Illinois Senate passed a bipartisan measure Thursday to free up funding for social service agencies throughout Illinois. State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) released the following statement:
“This was a bipartisan effort to provide temporary relief for some of our most vulnerable populations, including seniors and the disabled. I believe this was another positive step toward reaching a compromise. But we cannot continue to piece together a budget. We need a full budget that includes funding for our local social providers and higher education institutions, which are instrumental to our local economy. This funding is desperately needed by human service agencies, which is why I hope the governor moves quickly to sign the bill.”
Senate Bill 2038 has already passed the Illinois House and will now go to the governor for final approval.