11 a.m. TODAY, Capitol Blue Room: SADNESS AS GRIM RAUNERVERSARY MARKS MASSIVE HARM TO CARE IN ILLINOIS;

Sens. Biss and McCann, Rep. Wallace Joined By Providers–Who Have Been Without Collective Bargaining Agreement for One Year–to Update on Devastation to Children, Seniors and People With Disabilities

blueroom_homecareworker1SPRINGFIELD- This week marks the one-year anniversary (aka “Raunversary) of Bruce Rauner’s cuts to child care for tens of thousands of Illinois children and of his allowing the contract to expire for the state’s 52,000 child care and home healthcare workers. This week also begins the second year Gov. Rauner has held Illinois families hostage to his anti-union agenda by refusing to negotiate a budget. 
 
Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Sen. Sam McCann (R-Jacksonville) and Rep. Litesa Wallace (D-Rockford) will join child care providers and home healthcare providers at a press conference TODAY at 11 a.m. in the Capitol Blue Room to discuss the devastation caused by Rauner via his budget impasse, via unilateral administrative rules changes and at the bargaining table.
 
All three lawmakers voted for a bill to preserve and expand the Child Care Assistance Program, which has seen a 55,000-child drop under Rauner. Home healthcare for Illinois seniors and people with disabilities has faced similar destruction through a combination of delayed payments, underfunding and administrative actions as Illinois enters its 2nd year without a budget.
 
WHAT: “RAUNERVERSARY” Press Conference to Mark Devastation to Care in Illinois.
WHEN:  11 a.m., TODAY, June 29, 2016.
WHERE: Blue Room, Capitol.
WHO:  Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Sen. Sam McCann (R-Jacksonville), Rep. Litesa  Wallace (D-Rockford), State Child Care and Home Healthcare Providers
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