Hernandez Passes Balanced Budget, Reforms Tackling Flood Damages, Higher Education Costs

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New protections for flood victims, expanded access to affordable education, and a fiscally and socially responsible state budget are among the key accomplishments led by state Rep. Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ Hernandez, D-Cicero, during a productive spring legislative session. “Our new budget values the diverse working families in our state, lifting up vulnerable communities as a result,” Hernandez said. “By investing hundreds of millions towards ongoing public safety efforts, our communities are better positioned to prevent crime and keep our neighborhoods safer. We also added hundreds of millions to our cities, towns and villages, ensuring communities like Cicero and Lyons can tackle the challenges we face. I look forward to talking with families about how Springfield continues to work for them.”  Hernandez worked to deliver another smart state budget that invests in local schools, innovative public safety measures, and affordable college. Hernandez championed creating a new lottery scratch-off ticket to support college scholarships and is also generating millions of dollars in this year’s budget for Latino and Black students.

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