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Lisa Madigan: Lawsuit gives “budget process the momentum it needs”

Feb 07, 2017

Everyone knows the state of Illinois is in a terrible crisis. As we enter the 19th month without a fully funded budget in place, the impact of the egregious inaction by the governor and the legislature is felt by people across Illinois.

Universities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, grantees and vendors that receive state funding have been harmed during this unprecedented impasse. Some universities have sustained program cuts, layoffs and significant enrollment declines; they are again not receiving any funding from the state. Grants for low-income students to attend universities are also not being funded.

Human and social service agencies that provide critical…

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