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 18

Governor Rauner gave his fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget address at noon today. He began by acknowledging that Illinois is in its 8th month without a fiscal year 2016 (FY16) budget, a fact that he stated was unacceptable. But instead of detailing out his plan for a budget that chooses to invest in children, families and communities, the Governor chose to continue to advocate for his non-budget policy agenda.

February 4

Illinois is in month eight of fiscal year 2016 (FY16) without a state budget, or spending plan, in place. What this means is that the devastation to our families and communities and the crumbling of our health and human service safety-net systems continues without an end in sight.

Read about the most up-to-date fiscal year 2016 (FY16) budget happenings, EverThrive IL's FY16 legislative priorities, EverThrive IL's leaderhip policy agenda, and more here.
Posted: June 2, 2015

Illinois Veto Session Edition: Policy updates from the 2014 Veto Session
(Nov. 19 – Nov. 20 and Dec. 2 – Dec. 4)

This memo details a preliminary analysis of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Proposed Budget. It provides an overarching view of important health and human services priorities within the proposed FY16 Illinois state budget.

Overall, the Governor’s proposed FY16 Budget reduces spending by $6.2 Billion and proposes no new revenue.