Illinois Comptroller Proposes Legislation to Ensure Families of Fallen First Responders Receive  Appropriate Benefits

Illinois Comptroller Proposes Legislation to Ensure Families of Fallen First Responders Receive Appropriate Benefits

(IOCI RADIO) – New legislation proposed by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza would ensure the families of fallen first responders receive the appropriate benefits.

The is to get benefits to the loved ones of firefighters, police, and other first responders in a timely manner. Mendoza said the bill makes funding for the benefits a continuing appropriation in the state budget.

Mendoza said currently, funds sometimes run out before the end of a fiscal years, leading to a delay in the money being paid out.

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