1. Manufacturing Jobs Lost
Since Governor Rauner took office, the state has lost more than 17,000 manufacturing jobs. (http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/CES.aspx)
2. Credit Rating the Lowest in the Nation
Under Governor Rauner, the state of Illinois has had its credit downgraded to the lowest rate any state has seen in more than a decade. (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160610/business/160619908/)
3. One million People Without Services
As of a June 2016 survey, 91% of human service agencies that receive state funding had cut the number of clients they serve, resulting in nearly 1 million people without critical services. (https://uw-mc.org/4thbudgetsurvey/)
4. Close to 50,000 Children Without Child Care
As of November 2016, a full year AFTER the Governor supposedly restored the Child Care Assistance Program, there remain 46,551 fewer children receiving child care subsidies than in November 2014, before he took office.
5. Home Healthcare Facilities Shuttered
21 home healthcare agencies serving low-income seniors have closed, reduced service areas or capped intake, raising the likelihood of forced institutionalization.
6. Caregivers Disrespected
Governor Rauner accused child care providers of inflicting brain damage on kids. (Capitol Fax, 01/19/17)
7. Women and People of Color Disproportionately Harmed
Governor Rauner insists on poverty wages for home child care and home healthcare providers, 9 in 10 of whom are women and a majority of whom are people of color. He vetoed legislation to provide a $15 minimum wage and has done nothing to help boost wages of child care providers. The average licensed Family Child Care provider makes only $5.05 an hour. (http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=85484#a_toc61)
8. Anti-Violence Programs Cuts
9. 100,000 Immigrants Have Lost Services
10. Domestic Violence Services Cut
Domestic violence providers have received no state funding since June.