Sen. Ram Villivalam

CHICAGO –State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) released the following statement after the governor signed the Fiscal Year 2024 budget into law:

“I am excited to see the FY 24 budget signed into law. With this budget, we are taking steps to build on the fiscal progress we have made and ensure working families have the assistance they need.

“This balanced budget assists families who need access to affordable child care, increases access to quality home care for our senior residents, and provides grant opportunities for our small businesses and entrepreneurs across the state to prosper.

“Along with these strategic investments in this balanced budget, we have worked to eliminate the backlog of bills and save for future emergencies through the Rainy Day Fund. I was proud to vote for these necessary steps to continue our historic fiscal progress.”