Governor’s Bruce Rauner’s administration announced this Monday that it is reversing the course on a series of cuts to human services. This includes the controversial rule that severely reduced state day care assistance to the working poor.
After months of criticism and pushback from social service groups and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, the governor’s office pulled back on restrictive eligibility rules, saying assistance will flow to those who earn 162 percent of the federal poverty level.
Rauner’s office framed the changes, which came before an expected series of votes Tuesday, as “more compromise, more working together between administration and legislators.”
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