Illinois Action for Children and The Ounce of Prevention Fund Respond to Gov. Rauner’s Proposed 2019 Budget
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget includes a mix of small increases and level funding for some early learning programs and a significant cut to the Child Care program. “We know there are more children and families who need access to high-quality early childhood experiences. Unfortunately, the governor’s funding levels will not allow us to expand or improve these programs,” said Ireta Gasner, vice president, Illinois Policy at the Ounce of Prevention Fund…Read more.