Rauner suspends $26 million in social services

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SPRINGFIELD — Governor Bruce Rauner suspends $26 million in funds for social service programs.

They include those that help youth in poor neighborhoods, fight AIDS and help immigrants obtain citizenship.

The cuts are part of Governor Rauners’s plan to deal with a $1.6 billion dollar budget shortfall he inherited, and keep the state operating through the June 30 end of the fiscal year.

A Rauner spokeswoman says he worked with several agencies to prioritize essential services.

She says the expenditures were based on the assumption a temporary income tax would be extended past January, which didn’t happen.

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3 comments

  • Well

    Well, when you spend like there is no budget and you do that year after year, what do you expect?
    You see Illinois has been broke for a wry, very long time. The difference I believe now ifs so far you have a governor that cares about the debt our children’s, children will end up having because of waste.
    So, Govenor all I can hope for Is you put deny in this debacle and please don’t be caught giving your family, friends, special interest groups or business partners a free ride. We have had enough of that for a very very long time.

  • Martin

    Thank God for Rauner finally someone who knows what they’re doing and isn’t afraid to do the right thing! Good riddance Pat Quinn!!!