Harris 063016SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Senate sent a proposal to the governor’s desk today that would ensure schools will open this fall and provides funding for youth programs. Senate Bill 2047 includes funding for youth employment and after-school programs and funding for a number of much-needed human services.  

State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) released the following statement after the vote:

“If we really care about the direction Illinois is going, we need to continue to put our children first. Education is a fundamental right, and we need to deliver the resources to give our children a bright future. We know there is still work to do, but keeping schools open and providing valuable services that offer positive experiences for our youth should always be considered a worthwhile investment.”

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Harris062416SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Harvey) led a measure that was signed into law today that would extend tax increment financing for the City of Oak Forest until 2037. Currently, the TIF is set to expire in 2025.

“Oak Forest is a prime example of a product of the recession. They were hit hard and are still recovering,” Harris said. “They just need a little push. That is why I sponsored this measure to help them revitalize their economy, continue their development projects and keep them going in the right direction.”

TIF districts are important for cities and towns going through economic trouble. They help attract private investment and bring new businesses to help with economic expansion.

“As a small business owner myself, I know first-hand the impact they can bring on revitalizing local economies,” Harris added. “We need to make sure economic growth and expansion continues. “
House Bill 4423 goes into effect immediately.

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6.27.2016 Senior Health Fair

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education fundingState Sen. Napoleon Harris, D-Harvey, issued the following statement Wednesday  morning after voting in favor of a comprehensive P-12 funding package that passed the Illinois Senate 37-19.


“Our schools have waited in uncertainty for too long, wondering whether or not they would be able to open their doors this fall,” Harris said. “We approved this plan to fulfill our duty to Illinois students and to take the first step in compromising with the governor on a budget.


“It is unfortunate that the Senate did not approve funding for human services and universities tonight, but this fight is not over. I’m determined to return and debate in favor of full funding for these essential services that support our most promising students and protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

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