SPRINGFIELD – State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) released the following statement on the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1, a landmark school funding reform measure:

Senator Mulroe listens to testimony in a committee“I am disappointed that today the governor chose to make Chicago the only loser by issuing an amendatory veto to Senate Bill 1. Under Senate Bill 1 as it passed the Senate and the House, no school district would have received less funding than it did last year.

“The governor has toured the state claiming that this legislation is a Chicago ‘bailout’ when in actuality Senate Bill 1 gives CPS the same resources that every other school district in the state receives. It is time to put aside the divisive slogans and do what’s best for all students.

“I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that all students have access to a quality education regardless of where they live.”

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) released the following statement on the passage of a balanced budget:

Senator Mulroe on the Senate floor“Today, for the sake of our state, I voted to end the budget impasse and set our state on a path toward fiscal stability. We have worked with Republicans in the Senate for over six months to compromise on budgetary items and reforms. This budget passed the House with both Democratic and Republican support.

“I came to Springfield to fight for the future of our state and to stop the financial nose dive it has been taking. The balanced budget I supported today includes cuts, funds to pay off our backlog of bills and will support key government functions.

“With his signature, the governor can end the impasse and restore funding for schools, universities, social service agencies and road work. It’s time to stop the suffering and do the right thing. I hope that the governor signs these bills as soon as they reach his desk.”

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Senator Mulroe on the Senate floorMaryville Children’s Healthcare Center may soon be able to care for additional medically fragile children thanks to legislation sponsored by State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago). House Bill 763 passed both chambers after receiving final approval from the Senate today.

“This legislation will allow Maryville to expand and assist more children and families in need,” Mulroe said. “This bill passed with bipartisan support. I hope that the governor will sign it as soon as it reaches his desk.”

Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center cares for children that depend on medical technology, such as ventilators, and other medically fragile children. The center trains parents to provide a smooth transition when a child returns home after hospitalization.

The bill will be sent to the governor in the coming weeks for final approval before becoming law.

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Road constructionLast month, State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) supported a balanced budget plan that would allow the Illinois Department of Transportation to invest more than $23 million in infrastructure improvements in the 10th Senate District next year. Those projects include congestion mitigation along Interstate 90 and Irving Park Road as well as resurfacing and adding ADA improvements to Higgins Road, Cumberland Ave. and Devon Ave.

“The Illinois Senate passed a balanced budget on May 23 that includes spending cuts, revenue and reforms,” Mulroe said. “Our plan would allow IDOT to implement over $23 million of improvements on time in the 10th Senate District and additional developments across the state. If the budget impasse continues, not only will these investments be delayed, but progress on current construction projects would also be stopped until IDOT has spending authority. Halting construction on job sites comes at a huge cost to taxpayers and would cause thousands of Illinoisans to lose their jobs.”

“We have done our part in the Senate and passed a balanced budget,” Mulroe said. “It’s time to end the budget impasse and stop this destructive cycle.”

For more information on IDOT projects in the 10th Senate district, click here.

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