News and Updates
Updates on the policies, news and regulations that affect your organization and community.
5/20: The Illinois House of Representatives’ Revenue and Finance Committee will be meeting at 4:00p.m. on Monday, May 20, to discuss the proposed Fair Tax amendment. Learn more about the resolution or file a witness slip for the meeting here.
5/1: The Illinois State Senate passed the resolution to amend the state constitution in favor of a fair, or progressive, tax system. The Illinois House will need to pass the resolution for it to be included as a statewide ballot measure in 2020. Learn more.
4/29: The Illinois General Assembly returns this week for its last stretch of legislative session. Lawmakers will discuss and vote on a variety of bills, including budget appropriations and the Fair Tax amendment. Learn more.
4/22: Secretary of IDHS, Grace Hou, shared her new executive leadership team in the department. You can view her letter to human service providers here.
4/15: The Illinois General Assembly is out of session until April 30, which means members are likely to be in their districts. Take this opportunity to meet with your legislator to advocate for a fully funded budget for human services! Illinois Partners created a helpful FY20 Budget Advocacy Template that can be used by your organization as talking points or as a leave behind.
4/12: A bill in the Senate would allocate about $25M to community organizations throughout Illinois to ensure an accurate Census 2020 count. Learn more here.
4/10: The Illinois Department of Human Services asked for an increase in agency funding during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. The additional funding would be used to cover the cost of the state’s minimum wage increase and expand child care assistance. Read more about this proposed increase here.
4/8: Illinois Partners Executive Director Judith Gethner announced she will retire in June after leading the organization as founding executive director for nearly 10 years. Judith grew the organization from a start-up to a statewide coalition of over 800 human service provider partners. Read the full press release.
4/3: Illinois Partners collaborated with human service trade associations by conducting a survey to shed light on the impact of the state’s new minimum wage law. Now is the time to contact your legislators about the need for an increase in reimbursement levels to cover the true cost of services.
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