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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) released the following statement in response to the state budget passing the Senate: 

“Funneling resources into programs that meet the urgent needs of our communities symbolizes Illinois’ commitment to building a future for all people, regardless of their ZIP code. I’m glad to see continued investments in housing, such as $350 million toward the HOME Illinois program to combat and prevent homelessness through supportive housing, rental assistance and workforce development opportunities. The continued investments in the Reimagine Public Safety Act and public safety measures outlined in this budget will create a safer state for all Illinoisans.”

“There have been many conversations about young people and creating safe spaces for them to thrive. Investing resources into youth employment opportunities is an example of appropriate structural change needed instead of surface-level conversations that offer no solutions. The additional investments in youth employment will boost the next generation and support working families.”