Plainfield – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) is pleased that the Illinois Senate will consider a new plan to provide almost $5 billion in federal funds to social services during the state’s budget deadlock. The measure would authorize spending $4.8 billion in federal dollars for programs that help domestic violence victims, low-income seniors and disabled people, among others.
Rep. Batinick stated, “This measure would appropriate vital federal funds to vulnerable individuals and agencies during the state’s budgetary impasse. It is very important that we consider all federal dollars available until we finally appropriate the new fiscal year’s budget. This is common sense, as these are federal dollars that cannot be increased or decreased, and therefore should not be held up by the budget impasse.”
The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on the measure Tuesday.