May 7, 2015

Voices for Illinois Children: Avoid Cuts, Choose Revenue

ITEP Work in Action

Governor Rauner has proposed to close this massive gap through damaging cuts to essential programs and services that strengthen Illinois families, children, communities, and our economy — including child care and early intervention services, K-12 education, afterschool, child protection and welfare, public health, higher education, health care, public transportation, and revenue-sharing with local governments.

Cuts have consequences. If our goal is to create a stronger future for Illinois, the worst thing we can do is weaken the public services a strong economy needs, like education, health care, transportation, and public safety. Relying on cuts to balance the budget jeopardizes both past investments we have made and the foundation for future prosperity.

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