I’m at the State Capitol building in Springfield today as our state legislators are currently meeting for a special session.
I urgently need your help.
Earlier this month, both the Senate and the House overwhelmingly passed environmental justice resolutions that support funding for the Illinois Solar for All program – a breakthrough new program created by the Future Energy Jobs Act that would create job training programs and expand access to solar energy and solar jobs to economically disadvantaged communities.
However, a budget proposal by Senate Republicans – and endorsed by Gov. Rauner – would sweep every penny of the $185 million designated for the Illinois Solar for All program. [Read more…]