The budget impasse has had devastating effects on our communities and social safety net. CCLC is dedicated to advocating for an end to the crisis and the passing of a fully-funded, year-long budget that supports social services, including adult education. Stay tuned for action alerts, advocacy updates, and news relating to the budget impasse.

SB 2047 Passes the General Assembly, Signed into Law by Governor Rauner

The General Assembly has passed a stop-gap budget for fiscal year 2016 and the first 6 months of fiscal year 2017, beginning on July 1st. SB 2047 provides relief for many public services across the state, including adult education providers. For FY’16 and ’17, human services received $670 million in funding and higher education received $1 billion in funding. SB 2047 includes $50.3 million for the required maintenance of Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as well as $43 million in federal funds for FY’17. For more information, including other appropriations, take a look at the Chicago Tribune’s article about SB2047.