DECATUR, Ill. – As Illinois’ social service organizations, community colleges, and universities struggle to keep their doors open during the state’s nearly two-year budget crisis, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, recently supported a measure to provide desperately needed funding for these groups.
“Social service providers and the families they serve are in a dire situation because the governor has failed to propose a budget that meets their needs,” Scherer said. “Additionally, his campaign ads are not helping to pass a budget and have resulted in fewer students being able to participate in our state’s higher education.”
Scherer recently supported House Bill 109 to provide $258 million to social services and an additional $559 million to higher education. The funds would come from two special accounts identified for these respective purposes.
“This money will help students pay their tuition so that they don’t have to drop out of school, and ensure the continuation of critical services like home-delivered meals for seniors,” said Scherer. “I care about the residents of my district, and I voted for this measure to prevent a worst case scenario. I remain committed to reaching a comprehensive solution that protects the working families in my communities.”
For more information, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.