Sen. Harris

State Senator Napoleon Harris Budget Address Reaction

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) released the following statement regarding a proposed budget that makes mental health and public safety a priority in Illinois:

“As this pandemic continues to hinder us from returning back to our normal lives it is imperative that our budget provides resources and programs that invest in mental health. I strongly support a budget that will provide $63 million to strengthen behavioral health organizations, sustain the well-being of our frontline workers and invest in mental health programs.

“Also, as violence continues to persist in many of our communities in Chicago and the South Suburbs, we must highlight the importance of funding high-risk youth intervention programs, violence prevention organizations, the SAFE-T Act and any other services that will help protect our neighborhoods.”