Construction release1ELGIN – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) announced many communities in the district she represents are set to receive funding for transportation projects under the Rebuild Illinois capital program, including a grant for $1.2 million to the city of Elgin. 

“It’s great to see such a strong investment in infrastructure from these grants,” Castro said. “The fact that these grants are going to local governments means these communities can redirect money that would otherwise be going toward things like fixing up roads and bridges to other parts of their budget.”

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) released the following statement following Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address:

“This year has been unimaginably difficult for families in Illinois and across the country. As we have adjusted to the new reality, it is important that our state budget focuses on how to best support those who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.

“While the budget proposal isn’t perfect and we continue to negotiate how to utilize the funds that we have, I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide stability for residents of our state.”

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presserELGIN – During a virtual press conference this morning, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) announced the reintroduction of the Clean Energy Jobs Act and called for its passage.

“It is clear that the time for the Clean Energy Jobs Act is now,” Castro said. “Illinois must take state-level action to ensure the benefits of clean energy policy flow equitably to communities of color which are often left behind, support the development of rooftop solar and energy efficiency programs, hold all utilities accountable, deploy electric vehicles, and support a just transition for former fossil fuel communities.”

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castro execELGIN – The Senate Executive Committee for the 102nd General Assembly will have new leadership, as State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) was announced as its Chair.

“I am honored to have been selected to Chair the Executive Committee, and I am excited to get to work solving some our state’s most pressing issues,” Castro said. “Some of the most influential and impactful bills come through that Committee, and the debate they inspire is always informative and often persuasive. It will be a challenging role, but it’s one that I know I can handle and I’m looking forward to seeing what proposals my colleagues bring to the table.”

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