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July 6, 2017
State Representative Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-7th, Votes for Bi-Partisan, Balanced Budget: Urges Governor to Negotiate in Good Faith!
Rep. Welch Supported a Full Year Budget Giving State its First Budget in Over Two years!  
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, D-Hillside, released the following statement on his effort to pass a bipartisan, balanced budget:
"For the first time in over two years, Democrats and Republicans worked together and approved a balanced, full-year budget. The plan cuts state spending by nearly $3 billion, while protecting our seniors, supporting our most vulnerable citizens, revitalizing our violence prevention programs and funding our schools, colleges and universities.
"Though more work is required, we should acknowledge the fact members on both sides of the aisle worked together to make this a reality, while Governor Rauner did everything in his power to continue the destruction of our state. This is bi-partisan, balanced budget is a huge step in the right direction and I commend all of my colleagues who valued working to address the challenges facing Illinois over political games.
"House Democrats will continue to work with the governor to find compromise on his agenda items, including freezing property taxes, workers' compensation reform, procurement reform, government consolidation, and pension reform. We have done our job and worked to address his many demands, so I hope that the governor decides to negotiate in good faith and doesn't attempt to derail the negotiations once again."

Join Rep. Chris Welch, Westlake Hospital, Agent Larry Williams and State Farm Insurance and Trainer Charles Robinson for their "Healthy Lives Matter" campaign.  Join them for a monthly Free Fitness Class at The Stevenson Center in Bellwood on July 15, 2017.  The event will run from 10am to 12pm.  Feel free to share as this event is open to all seeking to live a healthy lifestyle. 


Join Rep. Welch, Proviso Township Supervisor Michael Corrigan, and Proviso Township Assessor Steven Zawaski for a Property Tax Appeal Workshop on July 27, 2017.  The workshop will take place at the Proviso Math and Science Academy located at 8601 W. Roosevelt Road and run from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please feel free to share this information! 


Please Join Rep. Welch, Westlake Hospital, Freedom Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Craig M. Smith, Dr. Nabil Saleh, Erskine Reeves Barber Academy and the West Suburban Teachers Union Local 571 for Rep. Welch's 5th Annual Back to School Health Fair at Proviso West High School on July 29, 2017 from 10am to 2pm.  School Supplies are limited.  Screenings are for kids and adults! 


Rep. Welch's Annual Community Shred Day Returns August 12, 2017 at the Forest Park Community Center, 7640 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park.  The event will run from Noon to 3pm.  Please feel free to share this information! Limit two boxes per family please!


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