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Senate passes human services funding (AUDIO)

biss raoul sb2046Today the Senate passed Senate Bill 2046, which would give the governor authority to make payments to human service providers not already funded pursuant to court orders, distribute motor fuel tax proceeds to local governments and pay lottery winners.

For the past two days, Senator Daniel Biss (Chicago) led Senate hearings regarding delayed and missing state payments to social service groups who help the disabled and needy in Illinois live with dignity and get back on their feet.

 

 

 

Listen to Senator Biss' remarks on the Senate floor to support his vote:

 


“We should be sitting down on a bipartisan basis, talking about the budget and just the budget,” Senator Kwame Raoul (Chicago) said. “Not Scott Walker’s turnaround plan – just the budget.”

Senator Raoul's remarks during the Senate debate:

 


The Senate approved the legislation by a vote of 36-19. It now goes to the House.

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