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Statement on Senate Bill 570

Press Release - Monday, November 09, 2015

SPRINGFIELD - Governor's office spokesman Lance Trover released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 570:

"As a result of bipartisan discussions with legislators concerning the future of the Child Care Assistance Program, the Rauner administration today plans to amend the emergency rule it filed at the beginning of the fiscal year. Under the amended rule, income eligibility will rise to 162% of the federal poverty level while current co-pays will remain intact. Other eligibility and restrictions will also be lifted pending further review and legislative consultation. Additionally, the governor's office will establish a bipartisan, bicameral task force aimed at ensuring the long-term stability of the program.

The governor's office thanks the serious, good-faith negotiations by members of the legislature who made today's announcement a reality. This bipartisan agreement will allow us to avoid the unintended consequences and costs that SB 570 would have brought. By working together, we will be able to bring financial stability to an important program valued by members of both parties."

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