(Dixon, IL) It’s a horrible case of déjà vu. The state of Illinois has a new governor, but the same game is apparently being played when it comes to the budget crisis, making pawns of those who are most vulnerable in our communities.
“Once again, clients of agencies like Sinnissippi Centers are being held hostage as bargaining chips as their services are threatened with cuts. It’s all part of a game of political brinkmanship we have seen too many times,” says Patrick Phelan, Sinnissippi Centers’ President/CEO. “Threatening cuts in services that benefit the most vulnerable citizens is a tactic that has been used often in the past to force lawmakers to make compromises on the budget without really solving the budget crisis,” adds Phelan.