Illinois has a Budget!

After more than two years, Illinois finally has an official budget.  Included will be a .75 cents per hour increase for direct care staff that will begin to address the workforce crisis.

Also included in the new budget will be an increase in the state personal income tax rate to 4.95% and an increase in the corporate tax rate to 7%.

Specific to Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities(I/DD), the Personal Needs Allowance for individuals with I/DD residing in state funded community group homes will be increased to $60;

Restores grant funds for the Arc of Illinois and The Autism Program of Illinois

More details will be provided as soon as they become available.  Thanks to everyone who reached out to their senator and representative to help get this done.

Below are links to the House and Senate Roll Calls for SB 6, the Illinois Budget Bill.  Please thank your legislator if they voted yes on behalf of the budget and what it provides for individuals with disabilities in Illinois.

Illinois House Roll Call on SB 6          Illinois Senate Roll Call on SB 6

 

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