Policy News

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.

The Responsible Budget Coalition has sent letters to Governor Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly, urgning them to end the current budget impasse and pass fair and fully funded budgets for FY16 & FY17. Find out more and read the letters in full here.

Last week both HB5576 and HB6213 passed out of the Illinois House and will move on to the state Senate for both. Find the latest updates and more information on both measures here.