Policy News

This week, Illinois Partners for Human Services released a report on the effect of the state budget impasse from FY15-16.

EverThrive IL is excited to report that three of the six bills that were 2016 priority legislative measures have been signed into law by Governor Rauner - HB5576, the Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act; HB5736, the AllKids Program Sunset Date Extension bill; and SB2331, the Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) in Medicaid Managed Care trailer bill.

Last week, the Illinois House and Senate passed a stopgap spending plan and Governor Rauner signed it into law. 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.

A new article from the Chicago Tribune highlights ways the state budget impasse has disproportionally affected Illinois women and children. Read the article in full here.

Two EverThrive IL led legislative initiatives are headed to Governor Rauner's Desk for signing.