Moylan Backs Legislation Releasing Funds for Local Governments and Critical Services

12/02/2015


“The House took an important step today in passing legislation ensuring victims of domestic violence have a place to turn to when they need help by fully funding domestic violence shelters for one year. This common-sense legislation also ensures elderly residents will not have to choose between paying for their medicine or their heating bill and will keep emergency call centers operating.

“Des Plaines and other cities who have not been receiving their share of gambling revenues are also now one step closer to finally getting the funds owed to them thanks to the passage of this bill. As a former mayor, I understand how devastating it can be to lack the ability to provide essential services. This is why I have been fighting for the past several months to release these payments to Des Plaines and other communities across Illinois. I am frustrated politicians playing political games prevented these funds from being paid sooner and I am relieved we are finally making progress on this topic so we can focus on the remainder of the budget.

“Our work in the legislature is far from finished and I remain committed toward crafting a fair and responsible budget that serves all Illinoisans. We cannot sacrifice our future by gutting higher education and slashing services for children, the disabled, and senior citizens. I will return to my district and continue meeting with residents, while walking door to door and at my events to discuss solutions to the problems facing Illinois.”