After more than 18 months without a state budget, it was heartening to hear the Governor speak today in support of the budget compromise being worked on in the Senate. However, any rhetoric on this front needs to be matched by real action.
We call on Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to set aside all political differences and pass a fully-funded FY17 state budget, including the full restoration of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to June 30th, 2015 levels. This must happen for the Governor’s words today about “the success of every child in every community” to actually ring true…
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