SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave his annual budget address:

“If we want to build a stronger Illinois, it starts with developing a robust budget that reflects the challenges and opportunities facing families – especially those in communities that are far too often left behind. I am going to take a close look at the priorities outlined by the governor today, and am particularly focused on how we intend to enhance public safety, create jobs and support education every step of the way. With so much at stake, we have to invest in behavioral health, homeless support and harm reduction strategies for those living with substance abuse disorders. Every budget is an opportunity to help people, and we need to make sure we get this year’s right.”


Rep. La Shawn FordRep. La Shawn Ford

8th District

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