SPRINGFIELD - Statement from Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton regarding approval of funding for human service programs.

“This gets needed funding to programs that care for our elderly, disabled and others victimized by Governor Rauner’s budget vetoes. Senate Democrats have time and again tried to give the governor the ability to fund these vital services. Hopefully, he will sign this bipartisan plan.

Make no mistake, more needs to be done. This is, at best, a step in the right direction. It is by no means a victory lap for anyone.

I hope the governor will do the right thing and sign this legislation as soon as it hits his desk.”