Policy Memos

EverThrive IL Policy Director, Nadeen Israel, compiles policy memos when the Illinois General Assembly is in session to inform our supporters of bills and upcoming votes that affect wellbeing of women, children, and families. Policy memos are meant to make both state and federal legislation more accessible. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact Nadeen Israel with any questions.

Policy Memos

February 17, 2017

The below memo details a preliminary analysis of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) proposed budget. It provides an overarching view of important health and human service priorities within the Governor's proposed FY18 Illinois state budget.  

 

As a non-profit organization experienced in Illinois’ maternal and child health program and advocacy efforts for over 27 years, EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of Illinois women, children, adolescents and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.

July 1, 2016

Yesterday, the IL House and Senate passed a stopgap spending plan. The stopgap budget package provides a long-overdue cash infusion to struggling health and human service providers. This stopgap budget package was a bipartisan, bicameral compromise as a result of negotiations between Democrat and Republican General Assembly leadership and Governor Rauner.

June 1, 2016
May 31st typically marks the end of the Spring Legislative Session in Illinois. Usually, Illinois’ House, Senate and Governor pass a state budget for the next fiscal year and any substantive changes that will go into effect at the beginning of the new fiscal year would be implemented beginning on July 1.
February 29, 2016
 
The below memo details a preliminary analysis of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Proposed Budget. It provides an overarching view of important health and human services priorities within the Governor's proposed FY17 Illinois state budget.
 
Overall, the Governor’s proposed FY17 Budget has a $3.5 Billion shortfall.

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