State and local lawmakers react to Rauner’s ‘Chopping Block’ Budget

This cuts to the heart of many of my posts and serves as an excellent illustration of punitive public policies.

The Governor of Illinois Proposes the following budget:

In 2015, regardless of the obvious damage this kind of budget has done to the lives of our countrymen
this Republican governor proposes the following cuts:

• $1.5 billion reduction to Health and Family Services budget, including elimination of Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation facilities.

• Division of mental health — $82 million reduction

•More than 30 percent cut to all public universities over 2015.

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