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State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas issued the following statement today following Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address:

“While the governor’s general approach is commendable given the circumstances, I’m disappointed that he has outlined a plan that doesn’t deliver schools the annual increase in Evidence-based Funding, nor an increase to the Early Childhood Block Grant to protect the early care and education workforce during a time when they have shown up every day to serve students and young children. As the General Assembly begins negotiating on the budget, we will need to seek explicit assurance from the federal government that these funds can be used in the ways they are most needed for our schools.”


Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas dio la siguente declaración despues del discurso de Gubernador JB Pritzker sobre el presupuesto estatal:

"Mientras que el enfoque general del gobernador es positivo dadas las circunstancias, estoy decepcionada de que presentó un plan que no otorga el incremento de presupuesto anual a las escuelas con base en la fórmula Financiamiento-con-Base-en-la-Evidencia. Tampoco el aumento a los fondos a la Educación Temprana que protejen los cuidados tempranos y el entrenamiento a la fuerza laboral, en un tiempo en que han mostrado cada día que sirven a los estudiantes y a los niños pequeños," dijo Pacione-Zayas. "Mientras que la Asamblea General comienza las negociaciones sobre el presupuesto, necesitamos las garantías explicitas y necesarias del gobierno federal de que estos fondos podrán ser usados en las cosas que hacen más falta en nuestras escuelas."

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Are you interested in helping me formulate the policies that will be my legislative agenda in Springfield? I am forming five roundtables to tackle some of the most important issues facing our community: Educationhealthhousingsmall businesses and the workforce, and violence reduction.

If you want to join the discussion, apply for my roundtables right here on my website at https://senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us. Just provide your information and then, from the "Subject" dropdown menu, select "Join my _____ roundtable" to indicate your interest. Then, in your message, tell me about yourself and what skills and knowledge you'll bring to the discussion.

The plan is for these roundtables to meet several times during the legislative session. I am so excited to meet members of the community and get to work together on solutions to our challenges. For regular updates from me, you can also use the sidebar at the link above to sign up for my newsletter.

In solidarity,

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Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Ph.D.
State Senator, 20th Illinois Senate District


 ¿Le interesa ayudarme a elaborar las políticas públicas que formarán parte de mi agenda legislativa en Springfield? Voy a organizar cinco mesas de trabajo para tocar los temas más importantes que enfrenta nuestra comunidad: Educación, salud, vivienda, negocios pequeños, fuerza laboral y reducción de la violencia.

Si quiere sumarse a la discusión, inscríbase a mis mesas de trabajo en mi sitio de internet https://senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us. Sólo incluya su información y luego al seleccionar el tema (Subject) vaya a la parte baja del menú y seleccione "Participar en mi____mesa redonda" (Join my _____ roundtable) para indicar su interés. Luego, en su mensaje, comparta conmigo más sobre usted y con qué habilidades y conocimientos contribuirá a la conversación.

La idea es que estas mesas de trabajo se realicen varias veces durante la sesión legislativa. Estoy muy entusiasmada con conocer a miembros de la comunidad y que trabajemos juntos a favor de soluciones y cambios. Para recibir actualizaciones periódicas, puede usar la barra lateral con la liga de internet en la parte superior para registrarse y recibir mi boletín informativo.

Con solidaridad,

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Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Ph.D.
Senadora Estatal, Distrito 20 del Senado de Illinois

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pacione zayasSPRINGFIELD – Cristina Pacione-Zayas was sworn in to her first full term as state senator for the 20th Illinois Senate District Wednesday, taking the oath of office just weeks after her appointment to succeed former Senator Iris Martinez. After an all-day, all-night legislative session voting on major reforms that stretched well into the early morning hours Wednesday, Pacione-Zayas was undaunted by the tasks ahead of her in Springfield.

“I hope the ambitious and transformative agenda I’ve been honored to participate in this past week will set the tone for what’s ahead in my first full term in office,” Pacione-Zayas said. “We face historic challenges at every level in the 20th Senate District. We need to bring about transformative and systemic change so we can all thrive.”

Best known as a tireless advocate for education reform and the Puerto Rican community, Pacione-Zayas was born and raised in Logan Square and has a track record for effectively collaborating and supporting policy leading to positive outcomes for children, families and communities. Her previous service spans Chicago Public Schools, community-based and advocacy organizations, and the Illinois State Board of Education, along with serving on transition teams for Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot. She holds a Ph.D. in educational policy studies from UIUC and currently serves as a consultant for Erikson Institute, a graduate school focused on child development.

Among her agenda items for her first term will be forming five policy roundtables, which she said she hopes will draw experts and community members to meet regularly for the purpose of helping her craft legislation in the areas of education, health, housing, small business and the workforce, and public safety.

“The best policy comes from cooperation between our communities and those who dedicate themselves to studying innovative solutions. I will be reaching out to the 20th District in the coming days to invite those who are interested in helping me craft legislation to apply for these roundtables,” Pacione-Zayas said.

The 20th Illinois Senate District includes parts of Chicago Wards 1, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39 and 45, and Northeastern Illinois University’s El Centro campus.

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