Just a quick note before I head over to the Capitol for our Going Home Coalition
Legislative Coffee. Check out The Arc’s Facebook Page for updates.

I do complement the Governor who will continue to move people out of institutions
and nursing homes. It was very clear in the presentations from the various
Departments that transition to community is a priority. This is certainly something
we can build upon with the new administration.

So much of the details of this budget remain unclear. We have our work cut out
for us to restore funding to important respite care supports and other community
grants. More on this later.

After our Legislative Coffee, we will head over to the Governor’s office to meet with
Jennifer Hammer, Special Counsel to the Governor, Policy Adviser on Healthcare
& Human Services.

Should be a good day.

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)