Six-Month Budget Approved for Illinois
The current stop-gap budget that was passed 6 months ago, runs out on Dec. 31. If a new budget is not passed and signed by the governor, the state will begin operating without a budget on Jan. 1, 2017. This puts LSSI back to the same scenario that occurred from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 when the state had no budget.
LSSI continues to be paid for services mandated by court order or consent decree, such as foster care and services for the developmentally disabled. We are less affected if there is a new budget impasse because programs for which we were not being paid by the state were eliminated earlier in 2016. We would urge you to continue communicating with your state legislators asking them to work at passing a state budget.
Your Advocacy is Still Needed!
There are several steps you can take to let state lawmakers know we need a state budget now!
- Download this insert and include it in your regular Sunday bulletin
- Call or write a letter to Governor Rauner
- Contact your state legislators