Bi-Partisan Balanced Budget Ends Historic ImpasseJuly 6, 2017 - CLDC LMCC LECET
As of July 6 Illinois finally has a balanced bi-partisan budget after two years of devastating impasse thanks to legislators from both parties in the House and Senate. The balanced bi-partisan budget restores funding to IDOT projects so that Laborers can begin returning to work, and funds education and social services. Lawmakers of both parties came to an agreement through a combination of $3 billion in difficult spending cuts and raising needed revenue.
The Chicago Laborers District Council would like to thank the House and Senate members who voted to end the budget impasse for doing the right thing and restoring certainty and stability to our state and peace of mind for our members this construction season.