Congresswoman Robin Kelly Statement on State Budget Impasse
Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement today urging state officials to work together to reach a fair-minded budget agreement before more vulnerable citizens are unduly impacted.
“The continuing budget standoff in Springfield is jeopardizing the health and welfare of my constituents in the 2nd Congressional District. Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s South Side may be forced to shut its doors at the end of the July, leaving that community without a facility to treat victims of violence. Good Shepard Center for Childcare in Hazel Crest has laid off all of its respite care workers who provide home care for wheelchair-bound children with cerebral palsy, severe epilepsy and other disabilities. These are just two examples of vulnerable citizens whose wellbeing is being compromised by the budget impasse. I strongly encourage both parties in Springfield to put people above politics and pass a budget to get our state back to the business of caring for citizens in need.”