State Senator Gary Forby is urging Governor Pat Quinn to sign the state budget as it was written and end months of uncertainty for state workers, and other Illinois residents who depend on state services. The budget includes funding for Tamms Correctional Center, Murray Developmental Center, and other state facilities that Quinn has vowed to close over the General Assembly’s objections.
“There are men and women who are waiting to find out whether or not they’re going to have jobs next year. Their lives are on hold until the governor signs the budget,” Forby explained. “The General Assembly passed a balanced budget that keeps major state facilities open. I urge the governor to sign it without any cuts or layoffs.”