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Letter: Doing what's right

To the Editor:

As a concerned citizen, I am appalled at the actions Gov. Bruce Rauner has done to thrust the state toward the brink of fiscal chaos. Thankfully, our area has representatives like Linda Chapa LaVia who put the needs of people above partisan rhetoric.

With the vote Linda took to override the governor's veto of a fair and bipartisan budget, senior programs were able to avoid being shut down. Because of the budget, out state's Community Care Program will be fully funded. Additionally, Meals on Wheels will see its funding prioritized and increased for the coming year.

We should not forget that two years ago, the governor sought to unilaterally change the determination of need scoring for the Community Care Program, which tossed thousands of seniors aside and without the help they need.

That is not the sort of reform Illinois needs to turn around. Thank you Linda Chapa LaVia for stepping up to do what's right.

John Glassford

Aurora

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