Legislation Releasing $5 Billion in Federal Funds Passes House

Springfield, IL… Following what has been a tumultuous summer regarding budget talks in the State legislature, Illinois’ House of Representatives came together to appropriate nearly $5 billion in federal funds to many critical state programs.  State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) co-sponsored the legislation.

Senate Bill 2042 gives the Illinois Comptroller the authority to spend available federal dollars on state programs that are funded or mandated by the federal government.

"After months of political games, it was refreshing to see compromise and bi-partisanship to help those who are truly in need here in Illinois. I was proud to support this measure that makes sure programs such as the Council on Developmental Disabilities to Children and Family Services receive the federal funding they were promised."

SB 2042 passed the House 98-0 and now heads to the Senate for concurrence before reaching the Governor’s desk.