Representative Chad Hays Responds to Restoration of Funds for Human Service Agencies

In response to the decision today by Governor Bruce Rauner to restore the $26 million in cuts that had previously been announced for Illinois human service agencies, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) has issued the following statement: 

“Based on revised revenue estimates provided by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, it appears that Illinois will have an additional $300-$500 million in revenue. I fully support Governor Rauner’s decision today to restore funding to the list of grant recipients which fall under the auspices of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Health.”

“Funding for important services such as autism, epilepsy and early childhood intervention programs is very important to me, and I am pleased to know that they will receive full funding for the balance of this fiscal year. This unanticipated, one-time influx of $300-$500 million takes some pressure off of how the current budget will be brought back into balance and I applaud Governor Rauner’s prompt decision to reverse those cuts.”

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