Coalition offers different take on the state of the state (VIDEO)

Photo at top: Haydee Clotter/MEDILL

Governor Rauner will give his State of the State address tomorrow and it’s likely a key issue in the speech will be the Illinois budget impasse.

A number of groups called The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) reached out to Rauner today to tell him what they believe are the real effects on the people of Illinois, as the budget stalemate leads to programs and services being cut.

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Tyler Solorio is an army veteran and student at DePaul University and is directly affected by the budget crisis. He has lobbied in Springfield to bring a voice to students pursuing higher education who are struggling.

“No matter the stories that they share it’s just the same political agenda over and over,” Solorio said.

Photo at top: (Haydee Clotter/MEDILL)