The Illinois Human Services Commission will be hosting a budget briefing outlining the impact of the Fiscal Year 2015 State budget. You will learn more about the “default” budget, and what impact its implementation will have on human services, namely that it reflects a nearly $900 million cut to the Illinois Department of Human Services. It is vital that those who value and use human services in Illinois understand the current budget situation so as to formulate an appropriate response. Come hear from the Governor’s Office about the budget, learn about the revenue options, and find out what you can do to help ensure that the critical services our communities need are continued.
You can find the line item budget proposal here: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/budget/Documents/Budget%20Book/FY%202015%20Budget%20Book/FY%202015%20Illinois%20Operating%20Budget%20Book.pdf.
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The Illinois Human Services Commission
The first Illinois Human Services Commission (HSC) was formed by Governor Quinn in 2009, and extended in 2011. A bill establishing the Commission in state statute was signed by the Governor in 2012. The Commission is composed of human services leaders from the executive and legislative branches of state government, philanthropy, labor and community-based providers from across Illinois. HSC provides the State of Illinois advisory on legislation, funding, and critical issues impacting human services in Illinois.