House Speaker Madigan: Gov. Rauner’s Failure to Focus on Budget has Led to Crisis for Countless Families Across Illinois

CHICAGO - -(ENEWSPF)—October 7, 2015. House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Wednesday in response to comments made by Gov. Bruce Rauner on the state budget:

"As I have stated since January, the number one issue facing the state is the budget deficit. The governor, however, has refused to focus on solving our budget deficit, instead focusing on other issues. That decision has led to dangerous consequences by forcing the defunding of breast and cervical cancer screenings, child care assistance for struggling families, meals for homebound elderly residents and services for children with autism and . . .

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