Arc Capitol Insider

Governor Quinn signed legislation restoring dental and poditary services yesterday as recently reported by The Arc last week. Shirley and I are off to the Capitol. Tony Capitol Insider For the week of June 16th Major Events Last Week Autism – Senate Introduces Bill to Reauthorize Combating Autism Act; Committee Advances House Bill On... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider for the week of June 9, 2014 Action Alert  Ask Congress to Support Bill to Prevent Dangerous Restraint and Seclusion  Major Events Ahead Autism – House Committee to Take Up the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Today The Energy and Commerce Committee will begin consideration of the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act Today.  The... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider For the week of May 27th Major Events Today Justice – Supreme Court Reaffirms Atkins v. Virginia Decision Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Freddie Lee Hall in the case Hall v. Florida, a death penalty case concerning the definition of intellectual disability (ID) that Florida uses in... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Amie Lulinski is taking a position on The Arc of the United States Public Policy Office in Washington D.C.! We congratulate Amie on this important appointment and look forward to working with her in our National Office. Well done Amie! Amie also serves on The Arc of Illinois Board of Directors as Secretary. On... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

We are heading into the final weeks of the legsialtive session with a proposed state budget that is supported by The Arc. It remains to be seen if the needed revenue for this budget wil be voted upon before the end of the Legislative Session on May 31st. Your legislators need to hear from... Read more »

Arc Testimony to Senate on DHS Budget

Last night I gave testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The oral testimony is always a shortened version of the written testimony which is here for your review. I used my limited two minute time to highlight the importance of the Governor’s Rebalancing Initiative and the positive impact it is having on the Developmental... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Heading to the Capitol today for Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Dept of Human Services Budget. The Arc supports the Governor’s Proposed Budget. Amazing breakfast meeting the the Chicago Community Trust and business leaders on Employment First. More on the later. Tony Capitol Insider Week of April 28, 2014 Major Events This Week Tax... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Week of April 21st Announcements Health Care – Over 8 Million Americans Enrolled in Private Health Insurance Through the Marketplaces The Obama Administration estimates that over 8 million Americans have enrolled in private health insurance through the marketplaces, surpassing the target goal of 7 million. Information is not yet available on whether or... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Today, I head to Joliet to meet with advocates about The Arc. Tomorrow, I head to Evanston to meet with the House Human Services Chairperson Rep Gable. On Friday, it’s Chicago to meeting with Senate Appropriations Chairperson Steans. Both of these meetings will cover budget, wage and rebalancing issues. Tony Capitol Insider Major Events... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Let me know if you are going to be at the Disability Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. next week. Tony CAPITOL INSIDER For the week of April 1, 2014 Major Events This Week Health Care – Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Period Closing Today March 31st marks the closing of the open enrollment period... Read more »