Some Democrats Worry Governor Rauner Will Cut Spending To Social Services

February 16, 2015
 
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Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to present his budget for the financially struggling state this week.

Many Democrats are concerned he will propose big cuts to social service agencies.

Greg Harris is a Chicago state Representative.

He heads a committee that appropriates money to agencies that manage public health, child welfare, and mental health programs.

"All that takes revenue and right now the state is facing a $6 billion dollar loss of revenue next year and I just don’t think that’s sustainable," says Harris.

Rauner has proposed a cut to the income tax.

But he hasn’t yet said if he intends to call for an increase in other taxes - or big budget cuts.
 

Story source: Illinois Public Radio