04102019CW0503SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Indian Creek) released the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s budget proposal Wednesday:

“The Department of Children and Family Services has long been in need of major changes, and I’m glad to see that Governor Pritzker is committed to making a significant investment in the agency. The proposed $147 million in additional funding is going to make a serious difference in ensuring that all children receive the care they need.

“The governor’s proposal also makes needed investments in education. The proposed increases of $50 million to the early childhood block grant and $350 million in evidence based funding for K-12 schools will help make Illinois a destination for parents looking to send their kids to high quality schools.

“This proposal marks a good starting point as we work to create a budget for the state of Illinois. I look forward to working with the governor and my colleagues in the legislature to develop a balanced budget that will keep Illinois moving forward.”

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