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Ramirez Applauds Strong Budget Framework and Urges Continued Investment into Community Needs


From State Representative Delia Ramirez

For Immediate Release:

Feb. 2, 2022

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Ramirez Applauds Strong Budget Framework and Urges Continued Investment into Community Needs

CHICAGO – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual budget address:

“I applaud Governor Pritzker for outlining a strong framework from which the state legislature can begin our budgeting process. Our state budget has to focus on supporting essential services that families depend on. Housing, child care assistance, education funding, health care access, and small business relief are critically needed as we help people deal with the ongoing effects of this pandemic and forge a path towards recovery. This budget makes many of these investments and I look forward to continued discussions on how we can build on what the Governor has proposed.

“Too many have had to make difficult decisions on how to keep a roof over their head, or how to take care of their child or elderly parent. It is critically important that we maintain and expand services that have helped people overcome the challenges of the last two years. We must also make targeted investments into the communities which have been most affected by the pandemic so that we can emerge stronger and thriving.

“We must also take proactive steps to deal with the surge in violence in our communities. I will continue to advocate for a comprehensive and evidence-based approach. I will continue to advocate for funding community violence prevention programs, social and behavioral health services, and economic development initiatives that target the root causes of violence.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues in the General Assembly and Gov. Pritzker on the specific proposals and encourage constituents to share their feedback on how we can pass a responsible plan that prioritizes our community’s most pressing needs.”


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