- Published: Thursday, January 07, 2016 02:39 PM
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) and Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) are supporting legislation that would move $12,000,000 from the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency for 2016 to aid with disaster recovery in Illinois.
“Recently communities throughout Illinois have seen a great deal of destruction, and the floods that have occurred due to heavy rain fall have devastated areas throughout the Metro East,” Haine said. When this sort of thing happens, businesses close and people are put out of their homes. I want to be sure our communities have the resources they need to quickly address issues related to natural disasters.”