state of state reactState Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) released the following statement following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address:

“This is the third State of the State address the governor has given with no budget, and I have yet to hear any real solutions. There are places like the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House that were forced to lay off 117 social service workers due to this impasse. We have seniors who lack access to appropriate care, our after-school programs are lacking stable funding and services for the disabled remain underfunded. It is time to get to work and fix our state’s most pressing issues. We have a plan in the Senate, and it is my hope the governor will work with us on this.”

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photoSPRINGFIELD – State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) discussed the downstate economy, firearm owners’ rights, urban revitalization and education with reporters from Chicago Public Radio WBEZ-FM on Friday. Clayborne gave Chicago listeners a perspective from the Metro East and downstate Illinois.

https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/live-from-springfield-peoria-budget-and-election-issues#t=5:19

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040814 js 0664SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn recently announced more than $600,000 in federal grants for two St. Clair County bike paths. The grants were part of a $52.7 million program to promote bike commuting, walking and fitness.

“There is a need in our communities for driving alternatives. Whether people commute on these paths or walk and bike for fitness, these upgrades promote healthy living,” State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) said.

O’Fallon received $448,550 to upgrade the Illini Bike Trail; extending the existing trail and creating a bike lane on Lincoln Avenue.

Shiloh received $226,590 to build trails connecting Scott Air Force Base with other trail systems.

These funds are awarded a competitive basis by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Local governments must match the funds and must begin work within three years.

This year IDOT awarded grants for 71 projects.

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