Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 09:28 Monday, 24 March 2014 09:25
SPRINGFIELD – State agency directors outlined looming across-the-board budget cuts during an Illinois Senate committee hearing Friday. The directors discussed how a 20 percent funding cut would affect each agency and how those cuts could impact government services in Illinois.
State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) reacted to the potential deductions.
“This is simply staggering, if these cuts happen 30,000 college students will lose their MAP grants and 39,000 low-income children won’t receive vital services. That is not acceptable,” Clayborne said.