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 »

Arc Capitol Insider

Heading to the Capitol early this morning which promises to be one of our largest rally’s in the Capitol ever! We then get down to the business of the state budget and believe me this is going to be a very political year focusing on the November elections. Check out our Facebook page for... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

CAPITOL INSIDER Major Events Last Week Budget & Appropriations – President’s Detailed FY 2015 Budget Request Released On March 11, the Obama Administration released its detailed proposed funding amounts for FY 2015.  This follows the Administration’s release of the overall FY 2015 budget request a week earlier.  Visit The Arc’s website to see a... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alerts Don’t Cut SSDI to Pay for Unemployment Insurance! Major Events Last Week Education – New Legislation Introduced to Protect Children From Abuse Senate Bill 2054, the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2014, was introduced by Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) as... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Action Alerts Don’t Cut SSDI to Pay for Unemployment Insurance! Action Alert – Oppose Language from CMS That Will Restrict Access to Important Medications for People with Disabilities Major Events Last Week Social Security – House Holds Hearing on Preventing Fraud in SSDI Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means, Social Security... Read more »

Arc Update on Executive Forum

We had a full agenda with presentations on the 1115 Waiver, Autism NOW and Tony’s monthly report to our chapters at the monthly meeting of the Executive Forum yesterday. Shane Spotts, Senior Consultant with Health Management Associates and consultant to the Administration on the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver, walked us through the highlights the... Read more »

Arc and Going Home Campaign Coffee Great Success

We had about 20 Senators and Representatives attend our Going Home Campaign Coffee in the Capitol yesterday to learn about Rebalancing and community services/supports. It was a smashing success! Our next event will be our “Day in the Capitol” on Wednesday, March 26th before the Governor’s Budget Address. Stipends will be available for transportation... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Heading to the Capitol today. Tony Action Alert Action Alert – Oppose Language from CMS That Will Restrict Access to Important Medications for People with Disabilities Major Events This Week Social Security – House to Hold Hearing on Preventing Fraud in SSDI On Wednesday, February 26th the House Committee on Ways and Means, Social... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on on FY15 revenue and spending pressures: 1. Presentation from COGFA- State of Illinois Economic and Revenue Outlook. 2. University of Illinois Institute for Government and Public Affairs Fiscal Futures Project- Revenue Outlook and the Impact on Future Fiscal Years.  Thursday, the Administration will hold another... Read more »