SB 2046Illinois Senate Democrats voted to give Gov. Bruce Rauner the financial authority to release funding that would allow senior services programs to stay afloat and give SIUE much needed relief. Senator Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement:

“Enough is enough,” said Haine. “In the past few weeks I have spoken with senior service providers in my district and heard stories about starving seniors, facilities closing and people who don’t know where else to turn. This cannot continue.

“We also approved a plan that would include a commitment to the Illinois system of higher education. I am for a ‘pro-growth’ agenda, and this includes making sure schools like SIU in Edwardsville can continue to provide an outstanding education to students not only in Illinois, but states throughout the Midwest. I urge the governor to act fast on this and to sign this bill”



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