State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Flossmoor) was pleased with Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to approve legislation that would continue to provide funding for better transportation infrastructure, job creation and child safety.

The governor signed HB 190 Thursday evening right after it passed in the Senate. This legislation continues to support the funding for fixing our state’s roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure and creating thousands of jobs.

“One of my biggest concerns as a senator is to bring back jobs to my district,” Harris said.

The legislation restores some of the severe funding cuts to the Department of Children and Family Services and prevents layoffs that would have impacted needy families and children. Without this support, DCFS would struggle to protect nearly 45,000 children throughout the state from abuse and neglect.

“We cannot allow such a valuable program to deteriorate,” Harris said. “Especially when children are involved, we must continue to do the right thing and promote public safety.”