HaineFloorShot1SPRINGFIELD – State agency directors outlined looming across-the-board budget cuts during an Illinois Senate committee hearing Friday. The directors discussed how a 20 percent funding cut would affect each agency and how those cuts could impact government services in Illinois.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) reacted to the potential deductions.

“Closing prisons and releasing inmates isn’t my idea of a safe Illinois. These budget cuts would be devastating. I don’t think this is what people want from State government,” Haine said.

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