SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) approved of a stopgap measure that will get many vital social services, from autism research to community services, appropriated to their due recipients. While there was disappointment that critical funding for human services facilities and prisons were omitted from the bill, Rep. Batinick is pleased that Senate Bill 2038 sends much-needed funding to the state’s social services.
Rep. Batinick stated, “I eagerly voted for this measure because the services involved are extremely important and should be taken out of negotiations as we try to embark upon reforms that will make our government better serviceable to its people. While I am relieved that these social services will be taken out of the process, I hope that this measure can be the start of new negotiations that end Illinois’ annual budgetary struggle, in a bipartisan movement for reform.”
Senate Bill 2038 awaits further consideration from the Senate.