Hutchinson responds to the governor's budget addressSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights) released the following statement after today's budget address from Governor Rauner:

“Over the next few months, this proposal will get the scrutiny it deserves as we answer very serious questions about the role of government and our moral responsibility to care for and protect the most vulnerable among us while we steer Illinois out of a very real crisis.

The stakes are too high and these issues are too important for us to make decisions based on false assumptions and ideology. The people of Illinois deserve and demand better than that.”

Hutchinson also appeared on Politics Tonight with Paul Lisnek to discuss the governor's budget address. Click here to watch the interview.

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“Those who once had no hope of turning their hard work into a comfortable living may now feel a little more at ease
paying their bills and supporting their children."
- State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights)

Raising wages, helping familiesSPRINGFIELD – After a majority of Illinoisans voted in favor of an increase this past November in the state’s minimum wage, the Illinois Senate voted today to make their will the law of the land.

“Yes, we have increased the minimum wage by a set dollar amount, but we must not let this victory prohibit us from continuing to look for ways to provide relief for working families across this state,” Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said. “Those who once had no hope of turning their hard work into a comfortable living may now feel a little more at ease paying their bills and supporting their children.”

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Tightened lending practices are preventing many first-time homebuyers from accessing the needed capital to buy a home.

Recently, the Illinois Housing Development Authority launched the Welcome Home Illinois program, which is a loan program to help make homeownership a reality for Illinois' first-time homebuyers.

Click on the graphic below for more information:

Welcome Home Illinois Infographic

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Hutchinson signs letter supporting Illiana, other Southland projectsState Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) showed her support for several construction projects in the Southland, including the Illiana Expressway and South Suburban Airport in the 40th District, in a recent letter penned to Governor Rauner.

The letter, sent from Congresswoman Robin Kelly and signed by more than thirty suburban mayors and state and local officials, lays out the list of infrastructure and economic development projects currently being planned for the Southland and their economic impact on the region.

“We write to reiterate our strong, bipartisan support for these nearly shovel-ready projects,” the letter lays out. “Each of these would be self-financed yet ultimately generate a great amount of opportunities and hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenues for the state of Illinois.”

Click here to read the entire letter

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