SPRINGFIELD – Today, Governor Rauner explained his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. In response, Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin) released the following statement.budget address

“The governor presented Illinois with two different financial paths, neither of which are helpful to the families that call our state home,” said Noland. “Gov. Rauner may have used gentler rhetoric this time. However, what he continues to ask for has not changed. It is clear to me that he is persistent in his attack of middle-class citizens, while protecting the rich. My only response can be to continue to fight for those families that need our help most.”

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State Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin) issued the following statement on Gov. Rauner’s State of the State address.

“Today, to his credit, the governor sounded less like a cowboy looking for a showdown,” said Noland. “However, he still seems intent on starving the townspeople into submission. Instead of a showdown, the good people of this state are now mired in a meltdown, a slow and painful meltdown.”

“For the past year, the governor has insisted on pushing an agenda that is harmful for Illinois families, especially those reliant on social services. The people of this state deserve action, not speeches. We need a legislature that will pass structural tax reform and a governor that will sign it.”

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SPRINGFIELD – More than $3 billion in funding could soon be on its way to help local communities and programs thanks to the Illinois Senate.

Today, the Senate approved SB2039, which clears the way for $3.1 billion to be used for local road repairs and winter maintenance, domestic violence shelters, 9-1-1 emergency services, lottery prizes and numerous other programs.

“This is long overdue. These are local dollars and this finally gets them in local hands where they can do some good,” said Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin). “This bipartisan proposal is a step in the right direction and I was proud to support it.”

The legislation next goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner. The dollars cannot be released until he signs it into law.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin) issued the following statement after the governor signed HB 369, legislation to extend the statute of limitations for untested rape kits.Noland issues statement

Thousands of previously untested rape kits have been under examination since 2010, many of which date back to before 2004. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Noland becomes law today to ensure victims of the backlog of kits receive justice. Previously, the 10-year statute of limitations begins at the time the incident is reported. Noland’s legislation, which is now state law, has it begin at the time the kit is actually tested, thus allowing those affected by the backlog to still receive due process.

“I am glad to see the governor support this important piece of legislation. While Illinois is working to prevent the backlog of untested rape kits, this landmark law is working to prevent those affected by the past from being denied the justice they deserve in the future.”

Noland worked closely with Julie Smolyansky , co-founder of Test 400 K, a group dedicated to eliminating the backlog and Rosa Pickett, a woman whose story prompted the legislature to act.

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