Posts Tagged: Illinois Budget

FY19 Governor’s Proposed Budget 

Below is the summary of the FY19 Budget Proposal.  We will update, correct and clarify this list after the Governor’s speech at noon and the Departmental briefings following the speech.  Below are some of the topline issues impacting people with disabilities that were outlined in the summary. Here is the FY19 summary of the Governor’s... Read more »

Sneak Peak at FY19 Governor’s Proposed Budget

As usual the FY19 Proposed Budget Summary leaked this morning.  I outlined some of the topline issues.  I am headed down to listen to the budget address and the department’s detailed presentations.  If you have any specific line items not listened below, let me know and I can ask about them.  More to follow later... Read more »

Arc Update – Healthcare Bills Defeated? & State Budget Implementation

State and Federal Update Here are some of the highlights and calls to action for this week.  For the latest news, check Facebook and Twitter. Illinois Budget Implementation and State Shake Up Medicaid- Healthcare Bill on Hold/Maybe Be Dead?! Request for Information Job Opportunity Upcoming Events Illinois Budget & Governor Shake Up Illinois Budget Follow Up Illinois... Read more »

FY18 Budget Debrief

Thank you again to all those who helped the They Deserve More campaign to fight for the wage increase.  As you know, the state budget included a 75 cent increase for direct support professionals and other front line staff working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here is the BIMP language included in the budget... Read more »

IL Has a Budget!  

With the House’s vote to override the Governor’s veto of the three budget related bills, Illinois has a budget for FY18.  Included in this budget is a 75 cent wage increase for direct support professionals and funding for critical information, systems navigation, family support and other grant funding for people with disabilities.  Our community now... Read more »

State Budget Update

State Budget Update – We are almost there! Thank you for all your advocacy over the past week and really throughout the last year to try to push legislators and the Governor to negotiate a full year responsible budget.  We are almost there! ACTION: Call your House member to ask them to support this responsible... Read more »

State Budget Update 7/3/2017

Happy 4th of July!  For those who were not sitting on pins and needles yesterday, I wanted to share a good summary of the votes in the House and encourage folks to email/call their House members who supported these bills to say THANK YOU and keep it up. Bills passed the House yesterday and head... Read more »

State Budget Update 6-30-2017

Happy Fourth of July!  There is so much going on between the state and federal level, I split this email into do.  This is the State Budget Policy Edition! As everyone knows, we are wrapping the official special session for the state legislature, called by Governor Rauner at little more than a week ago.  Moody’s... Read more »