Damage Done: Social Services Struggling to Recover from Rauner’s Budget Crisis

“Social Service Agencies Held Hostage During the Impasse Are Still Struggling to Get Back to Normal”

Chicago, IL –  Social service agencies are still reeling from the lack of steady state funds throughout Bruce Rauner’s 736-day budget crisis.
Even three months after the legislature overrode Rauner’s reckless veto, places like Family Focus are still owed large sums and are attempting to resume services to their pre-crisis capacity. Agencies must also rebuild trust in their communities after layoffs cut off services for those in need.
“Bruce Rauner leveraged the tools Illinoisans need to build better lives in order to advance his political agenda,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “After mass layoffs decimated our social service agencies, it will take years to repair the damage done by Rauner’s manufactured budget crisis.”


Michael Berger