CHICAGO - Statement from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton regarding Moody’s downgrade:

“This shows how important it is to have a bipartisan budget solution. Wall Street is looking for signs of stability. Governor Rauner could start by signing the balanced, bipartisan, emergency budget for human service providers so that $700 million in bills can be paid to those businesses immediately. By signing that legislation today, the governor would send the signal that Illinois is a good investment and we are working together toward a balanced budget.”