Behavioral health and workforce are among the legislative priorities laid out Tuesday by House Republican leaders.
House Minority Leader Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, told reporters at the Capitol that her caucus has created five legislative working groups.
A working group led by Rep. Jackie Haas, R-Kankakee, will include a healthcare focus. Specifically, Haas identified behavioral health and workforce as areas that are affecting families.
“Behavioral health is a big part of the overall health and well-being of our families across our state,” she said. “That means ensuring families who need access to essential health and human services receive it. This also includes having adequate and properly trained workforce to respond to these needs.”
Other caucuses announced Tuesday will focus on treatment of children in the state’s care, improving public safety, strengthening the state’s economy and education reform.
While Democrats hold supermajorities in both chambers, McCombie said she was hopeful that Republicans can be “part of the solution on some of our state’s biggest challenges.”