“As our state continues to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, it is clear that more must be done to support Illinoisans. While the increased availability of the coronavirus vaccine is very encouraging, it is critical that our state budget includes support to expand vaccination programs to ensure everyone who wants to be vaccinated can be.
“The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated financial issues facing our state and highlighted many disparities, including access to health care, housing and other resources. It is important that we support working families by increasing access to job training programs, implementing safety measures for workers and funding resources for those out of work due to no fault of their own. It is also necessary to maintain our commitment to education, and help students return to school safely while supporting teachers to do their job. Altogether, we need relief, both for small businesses that have struggled over the last year and for homeowners that are having trouble paying their property tax bills.
“There are many difficult decisions to be made to pass a balanced, responsible budget, and I will work for a plan that puts our families first.”
Mussman represents the 56th District, which contains portions of Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Roselle, Rolling Meadows and Palatine.