Representative Feigenholtz, Chairperson of the House Human Services Appropriation Committee, called me yesterday to inform me that she had added language to the Human Services budget that would allow for using the funding at state institutions for transitions to community living. This means that Governor Quinn will decide if state institutions will close in Illinois. I see this as a positive move for advocates! We now have a state budget passed by the House and one passed by the Senate. The question is can they pass a budget by midnight.See bolded
sections in this story from the State Journal Register.
Budget showdown looms between House and Senate