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Good news from the Capitol

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To the editor:

The people of Logan County will be glad to know that there's good news from our State Capitol. A new state budget will soon be signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker and regardless of one's political orientation, the budget blushes with the promise of a state on the rebound.

In our new state budget:

1. there is new money for child care and child welfare as well as our schools and universities and colleges

2. child care and preschool will be available to every three and four year old whose family wants these services - a remarkable achievement

3. there is an additional $85 million for the prevention of homelessness

4. grants are available that will make a community college education available tuition free for every working class student in Illinois

5. there is additional funding for cities and villages

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Since the election of J.B. Pritzker, Illinois's credit rating has improved dramatically and for the first time in a long time bills are being paid on time. Prompt payment of bills and an improved credit rating mean savings for our state government whenever it needs to borrow in order to provide a better future for its citizens. That in itself is tangible evidence that Governor Pritzker and the General Assembly have restored Illinois' fiscal stability. Hats off to our state leaders for a job well done.

Gary Davis

[Posted June 2, 2023]

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