House Speaker Madigan: Governor Failed Women, Children and Elderly While Helping Chicago’s McCormick Place

Springfield, IL—(ENEWSPF)—August 20, 2015. House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday, after the governor signed legislation authorizing the use of state funds for McCormick Place while opposing funding for women, children and the elderly:

“Governor Rauner’s piecemeal approach to federally funded programs creates more hardship and confusing disruptions. A few weeks ago, he vetoed all federally funded program spending. Now he cherry picks and says ‘no’ to state funding for critically needed services like breast and cervical cancer screenings, assistance for children with development disabilities and meals for the elderly . . .

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