senatefloorSPRINGFIELD— A budget compromise that ensures schools can open on time, helps higher education, provides relief for human service organizations and keeps summer road construction projects operating was voted for by State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood).

“It should not have taken this long,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “However, I am glad a bipartisan plan could be reached. Our schools will be fully funded, higher education and human services will get much needed relief, and our construction projects will continue.”

The proposal supported by Bertino-Tarrant ensures that every school in her district gets more money from the state than they received last year.

The compromise also included stopgap funding for human service programs helping seniors, the homeless, the addicted and other vulnerable populations.

Additional parts of the legislation ensure that road construction projects can continue. Universities will also receive funding through the end of December and money is available for grants for college students.

Senate Bill 2047 now goes to the governor for final approval.


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