The Senate passed a budget tonight Senate Bill 2404, Amendments 1, 2, 3 which included funding for
Jacksonville and Murray Developmental Centers. What I have found in these 550 pages is Jacksonville
is funded at $17,770,900 and Murray is funded at $454,600. This is a setback for rebalancing in Illinois.
We will work the House and advocate for closing those state institutions.
Here is the link to the vote, you should express your extreme displeasure if your Senator voted yes for this budget: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/97/senate/09700SB2404_05232012_003000T.pdf
Here is the link to the bill amendments: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09700SB2404sam003&GA=97&SessionId=84&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=59477&DocNum=2404&GAID=11&Session=
Remember other budget bills are still on the table. One more week until the end of the legislative session.
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