Peters BudgetAddress

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters is optimistic about proposals promoting public safety and equitable housing that were included in the governor’s budget address. 

“We have made great strides in recent years to make our state more equitable – from our schools to our communities,” said Peters (D-Chicago). “But our work is not done until all people – regardless of ZIP code or the color of their skin – have the same opportunities to succeed. I am optimistic about the proposals outlined by the governor, and look forward to ongoing negotiations to show the people of this great state that we are building a future for the many and not the few.”

Peters was pleased the governor included investments to prioritize communities through the reimagine public safety grant program, uplift small business owners, and make housing more affordable and accessible.

“The governor’s proposed budget showcases a continual dedication to fund programs that promote public safety and equity for all Illinois residents,” said Peters. “A budget proposal that contains investments in schools, small businesses, and working families reframes key investments that have traditionally left out Black and Brown communities and is a step toward progress.”

The proposed budget also includes a $350 million total investment toward homelessness, crisis response, and expanding housing resources.

“Services such as rental assistance and supportive housing are positive ways to support our homeless neighbors and put them back on the path of rental stability,” said Peters. “Addressing the problem at the root with employment opportunities, outreach services and supportive housing are great steps to empower our homeless neighbors.”

Peters will work alongside his Senate colleagues over the months to come to bring forth a smart, equitable spending plan.

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