"We have some very difficult decisions still to come concerning the state budget in Illinois, but providing for the disadvantaged that can’t do so for themselves should always be a priority. I’m happy that the Governor has acted quickly to reinstate funding to ensure programs for those with autism, epilepsy, and other serious health conditions won’t be lost.
There is not going to be an overnight fix for our dire fiscal situation, but cutting funds for the most vulnerable wasn’t going to help solve our problems. I think Gov. Rauner’s actions today stand to improve the discourse in the negotiations over the budget."