Cervantes BudgetAddress Lime v1

SPRINGFIELD – In response to Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address Wednesday, State Senator Javier Cervantes (D-Chicago) released the following statement:

“Finding ways to further our commitment to providing child care for working families not only helps bring relief to residents, but also continues our focus on funding for our community’s needs.

“After hearing the governor’s address I am looking forward to how we can incorporate the needs of every community across Illinois into the budget. Through investments into violence prevention, health care, affordable housing initiatives and more, Illinois remains committed to supporting programs that benefit residents.

“I am excited to see the continued funding for environmental justice initiatives that will impact underserved communities by addressing pollutants and contaminants in our communities. I was also glad to see increased funding for the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Program that will directly impact underserved communities.

“I look forward to working with everyone here in Springfield as we come together to remember the needs of our community and make sure their voices are heard. I remain committed to working toward a budget that works for every resident of our communities across the state.”