This has been quite a busy week for The Arc with visits to Senators Biss, Steans and R
Representative Gabel on our Coalitions call for closing six of the seven state institutions
in Illinois.

Tomorrow I will meet with Director Romano.

The well respected Civic Federation came out strongly against the Governor’s proposed
state budget with a report on their objections and recommendations. Not surprising to me
the Civic Federation also recommended the continued closing of state institutions
specifically the Murray Developmental Center and investments in community services for
people with disabilities.

I encourage you to read the Executive Summary.



The Civic Federation opposes Governor Bruce Rauner’s recommended FY2016 budget
for the State of Illinois because in order to close a $6.2 billion operating deficit it relies
heavily on projected savings that do not appear to be achievable or are not prudent in
light of the State’s obligations and long-term policy objectives.


Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)