State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) meets with representatives of the William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center.
WOOD RIVER — State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) visited the William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center to show the governor and other members of the General Assembly what’s at stake if the budget impasse is not resolved and proposed budget cuts are not addressed.
“ARC is an essential program in the Riverbend,” Beiser said. “It provides services such as special education and early intervention to developmentally disabled children and adults in Madison County. If the governor’s budget impasse continues, many people that need help will not be able to get it. I won’t stand for that, and I will continue to advocate for the most vulnerable people in our area. They will be the ones suffering from dangerous budget cuts.”
Other services provided by ARC include developmental training for adults and family support.
“Thank you to Representative Beiser for taking the initiative to bring the problems that are being caused by the current budget impasse to light,” said Gary Osborne, executive director of ARC. “It is comforting to know that despite the problems we are facing from the budget, we have him on our side to advocate for the most vulnerable people in our area.”
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900.