Feigenholtz: Proposed budget protects vital services, struggling businesses

SPRINGFIELD  – State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) released the following statement in response to Gov.  JB Pritzker’s proposed state budget for the 2022 fiscal year:

“Our communities have struggled through this pandemic, and they need support. The governor’s proposed budget is a good baseline to begin negotiations. It keeps crucial human services whole, provides eviction mitigation services, and makes a full pension payment. I am eager to continue conversations with my colleagues and the governor’s office to deliver a budget that maintains these elements while also kick starting our business economy and providing support to industries that have been shut down as a result of COVID-19.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we work together to prioritize state funding and make critical progress for our state. I look forward to reconvening with my fellow legislators to pass a budget that helps our state move forward.”