The new state budget that’s being proposed without the income tax increase
appears to be a flat budget, similar to last year.

After a quick review of the budget online – HB 6096 Amendment 1, I don’t see
anything in there for the $1.00 per hour wage increase for Direct Support
Professionals. I’m
unsure about compliance with Ligas, although that will have to be funded.

One of the reasons I don’t see cuts is because they are borrowing from internal
funds, which could be problematic next year because those funds can only be
borrowed one time and they have to be paid back.

It looks like this bill will not go to committee; it will go directly to the floor of the
House and will be voted on soon.

Here is a link to HB 6096.
More to come.

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)