Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Illinois Democrats vote to cut services (from Fred Klonsky)




“Governor Private Equity’s strategy of threatening state budgetary nuclear destruction seems to be working. Yesterday the Democratic majority in the Illinois House voted massive cuts to needed services. The nuclear strategy allowed Democrats to claim a win. While you will be hearing that day-care funds were saved, it came at a huge price” (Klonsky).



Food and Drug Safety Fund……………………..$1,000,000
Fire Prevention Fund…………………………$23,000,000
Radiation Protection Fund……………………..$1,500,000
Illinois Health Facilities Planning Fund………..$3,746,000
Emergency Public Health Fund…………………….$500,000
Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund………….$6,000,000
Illinois Prescription Drug Discount Program Fund…..$257,100
Violence Prevention Special Projects Fund….$3,000,000
Drug Treatment Fund…………………………..$1,000,000
Trauma Center Fund……………………………$7,000,000
Human Services Priority Capital Program Fund…….$1,680,000
Commitment to Human Services Fund……………..$25,000,000
New Born Baby Metabolic Screening and Treatment Fund………….$5,000,000
Mental Health Fund……………………………$3,000,000
Public Health Special State Projects Fund……….$5,000,000
Education Funding …………………$150,000,000…


And there were more. Now it goes to the Senate.

Here are the cuts.

See how your legislator voted.



1 comment:

  1. Thank u Mr. Scrooge, we just went back in history one hundred years in improving people's lives. Unbelievable and sad.

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