Rep. Jimenez: Education Funding, Stopgap Budget Passage a "Positive Step Forward"

Statement of Rep. Sara Jimenez on legislative passage today of education funding and a stopgap (temporary) state budget plan:

"Today, we took a positive step forward as we passed a stopgap budget for state services and higher education as well as a full year’s budget for our Kindergarten through High School students. 

While we are far from finishing our work on all of the challenges we face, we must continue to work on compromise solutions with our colleagues in the House and Senate.  Although not perfect, our action today proves that this general assembly and Governor can accomplish reasonable solutions when we work together. 

The stopgap budget measure will provide urgently needed funding for human service providers, social services, and state operations for the rest of this calendar year.  I have said since I took office that the only path forward is for Republicans and Democrats to work together and compromise to put Illinois back on the right track."