Fiscal Stability

Deputy Majority Leader Natalie Manley has been a leader for reproductive rights and fiscal responsibility. We are proud to have her leading the way to progress in the Illinois House. Learn more about this powerful advocate for the people of Illinois.

Manley Recognized As A Leader In Springfield

July 31, 2023

In recognition of her hard work and dedication in Springfield and her record of advocating on behalf of working people in her community and across Illinois, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, has been promoted to deputy majority leader, one of…

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The tourism industry in Illinois is back and better than ever with record-breaking hotel revenues and growing visitor numbers. From museums in our lively city of Chicago to the beautiful hiking trails in southern Illinois, we have it all.

Illinois Tourism Booming Post-COVID, ‘Middle of Everything’ Campaign Successful

July 16, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — The tourism industry is booming in Illinois. State leaders announced Monday that Illinois hotels made $308 million during Fiscal Year 2023. Gov. JB Pritzker said that is the highest hotel revenue numbers in state history. 111…

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his combined budget and State of the State address in front of House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford to a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

Gov. Pritzker Signs Fifth Balanced Budget

June 12, 2023

CHICAGO – Building on four years of fiscally responsible leadership, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Fiscal Year 2024 budget into law today, delivering his fifth balanced budget while making transformative investments in early childhood, K-12 schools, higher education, workforce and…

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Speaker Pro Tempore Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, presents a budget bill on the House floor early Saturday morning before lawmakers adjourned for the summer around 3 a.m. Andrew Adams / Capitol News Illinois

Illinois Legislature Passes $50B Budget with Major Investments in Education and Child Welfare

June 7, 2023

The 2023 spring legislative session came to an end in the early hours of Saturday morning after the Illinois House gave its approval to a $50.6 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. The 73-38…

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Illinois Lawmakers Passed Bills on Book Bans, Abortion Rights and Other Issues

June 3, 2023

It took more than a week longer than expected, but Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their spring legislative session early Saturday with a budget and hundreds of measures that passed. The spending plan and bills now go to Democratic Gov. J.B.…

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The Illinois Rainy Day Fund has hit a record high! $1.22 BILLION to be exact.

With a $150 Million Infusion, Illinois’ Rainy Day Fund Hits a Record

March 30, 2023

Even as political pressure to boost spending grows, Illinois has taken another step to build up its cash reserves. Comptroller Susana Mendoza reports she transferred $150 million today into the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, more commonly known as the rainy…

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Illinois House Democrats Tackle Constituent Concerns from Economic Relief to Affordable Healthcare and Crime

April 12, 2022

From economic relief for families to crime and affordable healthcare, Democrats in the Illinois House are closing this legislative session with Illinoisans top of mind. House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch joined Governor JB Pritzker, and Senator Don Harmon to pass…

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Gov. Pritzker’s Statement on the House Passage of SB2803

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is putting our fiscal house in order and paying off our debt. I applaud House Democrats for prioritizing legislation that will use our resources in the most fiscally responsible way: SB2803 will pay down more than $4.1…

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