Here is what I know now.

The Governor’s budget offers many opportunities. One of the guiding principal of the budget was
to improved disabilities and behavioral health programs to provide more quality care and achieve
long term savings
I understand there is a$1.00 per hour increase for Direct Support Professionals effective January,
2015. Details about the specifics are not known at this time. Implementation of the Ligas Consent
Decree and rebalancing will continue so people will continue to move of the PUNS Waiting List and
people will continue to transition out of institutions. More to come.

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)