The Senate unanimously approved a two-year $248 billion budget for our state. This includes a $6.3 billion increase in funding for public schools, which covers an increase in teacher salaries and aid for school districts. $59 million was included to help expand outpatient community mental health capacity, and an additional $272 million to address CPS caseloads and expanding Community Based Care for foster children. There is also additional funding to help reduce wait times at our drivers license offices, maintain border security levels and provide an increase to transportation funding to help with mobility.
Read the bill in its entirety here.