House Passes Stopgap Budget for FY17
FY18 Hearing April 20 in Chicago
The House approved a $815 million dollars stopgap budget for FY17 along party lines (64-45) through HB 109 Amendment 1. It moves to the Senate, but the Governor and the Republicans generally are opposed saying that this gets in the way of a comprehensive budget. However, the recent Moodys report that suggested that if there was no FY17 budget reached, Illinois would be further downgraded, might put additional pressure on getting something passed. Among many other things, this budget includes funding for DHS/DD grants that remain unfunded including Lifespan, Autism, Epilepsy and Best Buddies. Call your Senators to support this bill!
Here is what the Tribune and Springfield Journal Register are saying.
House Appropriations – Human Services Committee Hearing on FY18 Budget will be April 20 at 1:30 pm at C-600, 6th Floor Michael A. Bilandic Building in Chicago. There will be an opportunity for advocates to speak. If you are interested in testifying to the impact of the lack of the budget on critical services, access to community living, DSP wages or family support, please call Meg at 815-464-1832 and ask for Meg.