Governor Rauner Restores $26 Million in Grant Funds

Springfield… State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to restore the $26 million in cuts that were made on the Friday prior to spring break…

“Revised estimates from the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) report indicate the state is projected to receive $300 to $500 million in additional revenue,” said Rep. Sosnwoski. “This extra revenue will partially be used to restore $26 million in funding reductions back to a list of providers who receive grant money from the Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Health.”

“I wish to commend Governor Rauner and the legislators who have continued to work diligently on the state’s budget. This discovery will now allow critical programs that serve our community to once again become operational. It’s imperative that we continue to have constructive budgetary discussions so that we may focus on fixing our state’s financial problems.”

“Illinois citizens should undoubtedly be a priority; and if we can stabilize our finances we can create an environment where the state budget is a forthright plan based on realistic revenue that ensures financial stability for providers.”