Could be an eventful week in the Capitol with advocates waiting for possible action on House Bill 5931, the DSP wage bill, and Senate Bill 2038, the human services, community grants legislation.

Rep Gabel has indicated if the time is right, she will call HB 5931 this week.

SB 2038 is sitting on the Governor’s desk for his signature. It is uncertain if he will sign this appropriations bill that funds DD community grants. The vote in both the Senate and House had no opposition sending a strong message to Governor Rauner.

Nothing surprising on Ligas which had a status hearing yesterday. The next status hearing will be July 18th. At the July hearing we might learn more about the findings of the crisis in retaining and recruiting direct care professionals.

Let’s see what happens in the Capitol this week.


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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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