State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights) discusses the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three incredibly smart women who worked for NASA and helped put a man into space.

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State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) responded today after attending Governor Rauner’s budget address to a joint Senate and House audience in Springfield.

"$11 million a day is the cost of doing nothing. We need a budget now," Hutchinson said.

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Immigrant, refugee services get left behind in Illinois' budget impasseDonald Trump’s efforts to stop immigration from several countries have prompted outrage across the country. Meanwhile, Governor Bruce Rauner has quietly gone about eliminating all funding for immigrant services in Illinois. Affected programs include funding for health screenings, job training and integration services.

“Now more than ever, immigrants and refugees coming into our state need comprehensive services to ensure they are able to successfully integrate into our society and become productive residents,” State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said. “Continued cuts that target the most vulnerable among us will do nothing but threaten the future stability of the state.”

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Senator Hutchinson joined her colleagues in the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus in responding to the governor's State of the State address today in Springfield.

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