As Illinois' budget crisis has persisted, we've watched schools prepare to trim from their budgets and social service agencies cut programs for the disabled, elderly, and vulnerable. In the Tribune today, School Dist. 33 Supt. Ed Leman expressed his outrage: "The state
legislature, knowing full well that the crisis was coming, failed to
act. ... The entire state is being held hostage, and that's inexcusable." Now that the primary season is over, supporters of an income tax hike are preparing to step up the pressure on lawmakers. In that vein, the Responsible Budget Coalition launched their "We
Can’t Wait” campaign today. If you or someone you know has been impacted by the budget crisis, find out how to make your voice heard.
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