News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
7/12: The Illinois General Assembly, which includes the Senate and House of Representatives, will reconvene on November 13, 2018 for veto session. Legislators will meet on November 13-15 and 27-29 to consider actions on bills from the regular 2018 session (January-May 2018) that the governor vetoed. The General Assembly can accept the changes made by the governor to the bill and pass it into law, allow the bill to die, or try to pass the bill by overriding the governor’s veto.
7/5: Representative Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) was appointed Monday by Governor Bruce Rauner as the new director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS). DHFS is the largest insurer in the state, providing healthcare coverage for the more than 3.3 million adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and it also administers Child Support Services to almost 500,000 families. Bellock’s appointment is effective July 11.
7/3: In 2020, the United States will conduct its decennial census to count each resident of the country. It is important that every individual in Illinois is counted in this census to ensure both an accurate number of seats in the House of Representatives and level of federal funding to the State. There is a proposed question on the 2020 Census that asks for citizenship status. If you would like to comment on this proposed additional question, personalize this letter and submit it here by August 7.
6/4: “Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed into law a $38.5 billion bipartisan compromise budget that holds the line on taxes, increases funding for education, curbs spending, and creates a new adoption tax credit that will make it less costly for Illinois parents to adopt children.” For details: With no new taxes, Gov. Rauner signs FY19 budget into law
6/1: The House passed the budget sent to them Wednesday night from the Senate. Click here for the amendment to House Bill 0109 with details of the budget. To see appropriations, read HB3342: the Budget Implementation Bill (BIMP)
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