Over Holidays, Rauner Vetoes Bill Protecting Senior Home Care

Chicago, IL – This past Friday, Bruce Rauner quietly vetoed a bill that protected 80,000 Illinoisans receiving in-home care through the Community Care Program.
 
Rauner’s veto of HB 1424 follows multiple attempts by the failed governor to dismantle the Community Care Program. This latest effort was carried out on the Friday between Christmas and New Year’s, as Rauner once again tried to hide his failure to protect Illinois seniors.
 
“While seniors were enjoying the holidays with family, Bruce Rauner tried to dismantle their ability to live with dignity and receive care in their homes,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Rauner closed out the year doing what he does best: undercutting the tools Illinoisans need to build better lives and avoiding transparency at all costs.”

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Michael Berger