State Rep. Dan Beiser (left) and state Sen. Bill Haine (right) recently visited OSF Saint Anthony’s Heath Center to illustrate the effect to the state's budget impasse on local organizations.
ALTON — Many Riverbend organizations are worried about cuts that have been proposed to the state budget, according to state Rep. Dan Beiser and state Sen. Bill Haine.
The legislators say these organizations, such as hospitals and senior centers, will see a large cut in funding under the governor’s proposed budget and are suffering through the current budget impasse.
Beiser and Haine, both Alton Democrats, visited OSF Saint Anthony’s Heath Center to show the governor and other members of the General Assembly what is at stake if the budget impasse is not resolved soon.
“I know that it would be very harmful to Saint Anthony’s and other hospitals in the area if the proposed budget cuts are put into place. So many organizations are already struggling to survive through the current budget stalemate,” Beiser said. “While I support eliminating wasteful spending, I believe that the proposed budget cuts would cause much more harm than good to people in our communities, and throughout the state of Illinois.”
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.