Villivalam EOS Quote

SPRINGFIELD – After the Senate approved the Fiscal Year 2024 budget Thursday, State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) released the following statement:

“This budget is another step forward on our way to fiscal responsibility as we have balanced our budget and eliminated our bill backlog. With this budget, we continue to invest in our youth, public safety, schools, and our community organizations.

“Illinois will continue to expand investments in human services initiatives through housing support, child and family services, disability assistance and more. We have worked to ensure this budget addresses staffing shortages while also making meaningful investments into programs like home care for seniors.

“And with these investments, we can provide equity for members of all communities, ensure that what goes into the budget is strategic, and continues our path of fiscal responsibility.