Sen. Steven Landek

SPRINGFIELD – After the Illinois Senate approved the fiscal year 2022 state budget early Tuesday morning, State Senator Steve Landek (D-Bridgeview) issued the following statement:

“As the mayor of Bridgeview, I have experience with the needs and struggles of local governments, and in my role as chair of the Senate State Government Committee, I strive to ensure that all legislation that clears the General Assembly is fiscally sound and doesn’t put an undue burden on cities and villages.

“I’m pleased that the budget the Senate is sending to the governor ensures that the Local Government Distributive Fund stays fully funded, so that municipalities across our great state – especially low-income areas, communities of color, and other places that have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-10 pandemic – can continue to pay for the programs and services their citizens depend on.”