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State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th)

State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th)

Collins Votes to Override Rauner Budget Vetoes,

Pay State Workers, Fund Essential Services

SPRINGFIELD – Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins, one of our fierce defendants of the people issued the following statement on Wednesday’s budget action in the Senate:

“The governor has made his priorities clear: profits before people, corporate tax breaks before compassion and an anti-worker agenda before revenue reform.”

“Today, a majority of my Senate colleagues and I made our priorities clear, voting to override Gov. Rauner’s irresponsible vetoes of budget measures needed to fund juvenile justice services, assistance for those with developmental disabilities, the state’s ethics commission, care for wards of the state, public health initiatives, in-home aides for senior citizens and much more.”

“I was also honored to co-sponsor legislation, which the House passed last week and the Senate approved today, to fund the state’s most vital services and pay state employees during the stalemate. This emergency, one-month budget is now on its way to the governor’s desk. It is the bare minimum needed to liberate those held hostages to the Rauner administration’s refusal to compromise on his extreme agenda, and I strongly urge him to take the moral course of action and sign it into law immediately, granting much-needed relief while negotiations continue.”

To contact the senator please see the following addresses.

Chicago Office:

1155 W. 79th St.

Chicago, IL 60620

(773) 224-2830

Springfield Office:

M114 Capitol

Springfield, IL 62706

(217) 782-1607

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