SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma) approved of a stopgap measure that will get many vital social services, from autism research to community services, appropriated to their due recipients. Senate Bill 2038 sends almost $700 million worth of social services.
Rep. Frese stated, “I was pleased to vote for this measure because it removes important social services from the rough processes occurring in Springfield, and I hope this can begin bipartisan negotiations that will make Illinois’ state government more serviceable to its people. While I was disappointed that critical funding for human services facilities and prisons were omitted from the bill, I remain hopeful that the legislature will enact bipartisan negotiated reforms going forward.”
Senate Bill 2038 awaits further consideration from the Senate.