SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of her commitment to making fiscally responsible investments, state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, galvanized support for increased pension payments and critical funding for healthcare services in the recent state budget.
“This is a fiscally and socially responsible budget that builds a stronger Illinois for working families and the next generation,” Yang Rohr said.
Yang Rohr supported this year’s budget which include:
- $100 million in resources for first responders – including in-car cameras, non-lethal weapons, and two new State Police cadet classes,
- Going above and beyond on pension payments, reducing short and long term financial burdens,
- $350 million in education funding, putting money back into classrooms, and
- $50 million in new funding for cities and villages through the local government distributive fund.
Continuing her efforts to support students’ success and safety, Yang Rohr established the iGROW program which awards scholarships to students pursuing in-demand degrees (House Bill 1378), educated students on the dangers of fentanyl (House Bill 3932), and encouraged law enforcement agencies to partner with campuses on rapid re-entry strategies in emergencies (House Bill 3559).
“While we’ve made significant progress to secure Illinois’ future, we have to continue to respond to the needs of everyday Illinoisans as new challenges arise,” Yang Rohr said. “I’m looking forward to returning to my community, sharing what Springfield is doing for them, and working on our future legislative priorities.”