New Report Shows Illinois Human Service Providers Still Hurting Under Stopgap Plan

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In June, Illinois lawmakers passed a stopgap spending plan to keep the government running through the end of the year – but some of the state’s most vulnerable residents are still suffering without a full budget.

A new report shows two state departments have made $383 Million dollars less in payments to human service providers between 2015 and 2016, resulting in fewer or complete loss of services across the state.

Check out the heat maps below to see who, and where, the most damage is being done:
Illinois Department on Aging
Illinois Department of Human Services

Judith Gethner, Executive Director of Illinois Partners for Human Service, joined Politics Tonight to talk more about the data, and what needs to be done next.illi

Data pix.


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