Last night I talked to Appropriation Staff about the Division of Developmental Disabilities budget as proposed by the House and Senate. Basically it is the same as the Governor’s proposed budget and this is what I shared with you last week. The budget will be heard Tuesday, May 28th at 8:00 am by the House Appropriations Human Services Committee.The budget bills are HB 213, amendment 1 and Hb 206, amendment 1.We understand the bed hold was lifted in the new budget, Murray is still slated for closure and there was no new revenue to increase wages for direct support staff.

More to come…

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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