Governor Rauner Restores $26 Million in Grants

Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced his decision to restore $26 million in cuts that were previously made in an effort to rectify the gaping hole in our State budget.

"I applaud Governor Rauner for restoring this funding, which provides essential services for our most vulnerable Illinoisans," said Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard). “While there are many tough decisions to come, the work of the governor in ensuring the continuation of these programs demonstrates his strong and competent leadership, the same leadership that the people of Illinois recognized and embraced in Bruce Rauner when they chose him to be our governor."

Governor Rauner moved quickly to reinstate these programs once he received a revised estimate showing additional state revenue, from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. These additional funds will now be directed to restore funding for important programs such as autism funding, funding for indigent burials, and epilepsy programs, among others.

The General Assembly and Governor Rauner are now working on next year’s budget, which begins on July 1, 2015.

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