03132018CM0761RSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement this afternoon following the governor’s press conference at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy:

“Classic bureaucrats. Three years after the crisis began they’re still talking about options and plans. There have been enough studies and reports and meetings. And that’s all the governor announced today. More studies and reports and meetings. The governor appears stuck on a political treadmill. Just do something already.”

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SPRINGFIELD –Illinois State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s Budget Address on Wednesday:

“Once again, the governor failed to introduce a balanced budget that protects Madison county families. Today’s proposal will result in more of the same – layoffs at SIU-Edwardsville, cuts to services for seniors and those with disabilities and a significant property tax increase.

“It’s time for the governor to finally drop the campaign rhetoric and get to work on a real budget that works for Illinois families.”

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01312018CM1150SPRINGFIELD –Illinois State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address on Wednesday:

“Once again, Governor Rauner offered vague ideas, but he lacks a specific plan to accomplish any of them.

“In the last three years his failure to present, negotiate, and support a bipartisan balanced budget has caused needless layoffs at SIU in Edwardsville and forced organizations like Senior Services Plus in Alton to reduce vital Meals on Wheels programs.

“There are three weeks until the governor gives his Budget Address. I hope in that time he is finally able to offer a detailed, balanced budget that finally gives our state stability.”

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indexSPRINGFIELD—State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) announced six Madison County-area schools will receive School Library Grants awarded by Secretary of State Jesse White’s office. The grants are to be used to provide more library books and learning materials for students attending Illinois public schools.

Legislators approved a $.75 per pupil expenditure for schools that qualified for the program.

“One of our most important duties as a legislature is to provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders,” Haine said. “I’m thrilled these grants will allow schools to purchase materials that will open up a new world of learning for these students.”

Madison County schools that are receiving funds include:


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