SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that will allow the state to spend more than $5 billion in federal money.
The federal pass-through legislation was needed to keep some programs operating in the absence of a state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
Rauner’s office says it allows the state to provide some services to Illinois’ most vulnerable citizens.
SB 2042 was approved by the Illinois Senate Wednesday on a vote of 42-0.
It will help pay for programs that provide food and child care, help pay utility bills for low-income families, support domestic violence victims and aid the disabled.