Meyers-Martin Responds to Budget Address, Prioritizes Affordable Healthcare, Childcare Expansions, Small Business Support

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, D-Matteson, issued the following response to Gov. Pritzker’s Budget address on Wednesday:

“In coming months, I will work with colleagues to craft a budget that works for everyone in Illinois, but the proposed budget we heard today is an encouraging framework on which to build that. Major expansions to childcare programs, pushing for affordable healthcare and especially new programs to support small businesses will help us build a stronger future for our state. I am also eager to pursue Governor Pritzker’s proposed legislation to streamline our health insurance eligibility regulations. Continuing fiscally-responsible spending of taxpayer dollars towards these priorities is essential.”