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Sen. Biss: Rauner’s Proposed Cuts to Senior Services Cruel, Ill-conceived

An effort to put the brakes on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to take critical home care services away from Illinois’ aging population passed out of the state Senate on Thursday. Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), chairman of the Senate’s Human Services Committee, sponsored legislation in response to the Rauner administration’s proposed cuts to the state’s Community […]

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Biss: Only a Budget Can Stop Unraveling of Illinois’ Social Safety Net

Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) issued the following statement in response to news that Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is embarking on mass program closures and layoffs as a result of the state budget impasse: “There is no long-term gain to be found in destroying Illinois’ network of human services, yet that is exactly what is […]

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Sen. Biss Calls on Governor to Renegotiate State’s Interest-swap Deals

Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) today called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek to renegotiate lucrative interest-rate swap deals that send $6 million in taxpayer money to big banks every month at the expense of Illinois’ poorest residents and struggling college students. An alarming new report indicates the state of Illinois is engaging in the same […]