“Today’s vote by the Illinois General Assembly to pass a stopgap budget to fund services in the state for the next six months is a sign of progress. SB2047 partially funds services offered by The Center for Prevention of Abuse and will contribute toward our work to help clients live free from violence and abuse. We respect the tough decisions our political leaders must make regarding the state budget deficit, and we thank those who voted to help people in need build a solid foundation and reach their full potential.
Though we will soon go through this difficult exercise once again, we are hopeful today’s budget agreement made among Illinois’ political leaders will be a building block for more good and thoughtful compromise. We trust that today's work in Springfield represents a new spirit of give and take that will ultimately lead to a full budget for FY17, providing confidence and stability for the people of Illinois.”