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No to ‘doomsday’ budget

The stopgap budget passed in Springfield this weekend will mean the loss of 100,000 human service jobs, including homecare workers serving 40,000 seniors, critics say.

According to Action For Children, 80,000 low-income mothers will lose childcare that helps them keep working. 

Other cuts will affect domestic violence shelters, community mental health services, college scholarships, drug and alcohol treatment, and on and on.

The Campaign for Illinois’ Future notes several articles on social service organizations around the state preparing for their own budget disasters.  

Action Now is one of a number of groups opposed to the budget that are calling an emergency rally for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Thompson Center — timed to coincide with Governor Quinn’s meeting with legislative leaders.

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