I have been meeting with legislators this week about the Governor’s proposed budget and the Rebalancing Initiative. Yesterday, Katherine Hamann, Shirley Perez and I met with Rep Patti Bellock. Rep Bellock is the Co-Chairperson of COGFA which will soon vote on the closure of Jacksonville. Today Katherine and I will meet with Rep Sara Feigenholtz and Senator Heather Steans. Rep Feigenholtz is the Chairperson of the House Appropriations Human Services Committee. Senator Steans is the Chairperson of the Senate Appropriations Committee which reviews the Dept of Human Services budget.
Tonight we celebrate the retirement of Envision CEO Kristin MacRAE. Best to you Kristin for all you have done for people with disabilities and their families. Ray Janutis has been appointed the new CEO at Envision.You can see from the story below that we are going to have a battle to rebalance the disability system here in Illinois.
Posted in Illinois, News on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:44 pm Updated: 1:17 am. | Tags:
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