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'New normal': Nonprofits struggling with budget cuts - Wisconsin State Journal

'A quarter of Wisconsin nonprofits responding to a survey about their financial health do not have the cash reserves to ensure their survival beyond a month.'

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Illinois’s Quinn Says Budget-Cutting Governors Wrong

Illinois’s Quinn Says Budget-Cutting Governors Wrong | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
For governors cutting education and health care and going after public-sector employees to balance budgets, here’s a message from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn : You’re wrong. Not mistaken, not misinformed.
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General Assembly Enacts Budget with Cuts, Delayed Bills and Interfund Borrowing | The Civic Federation

General Assembly Enacts Budget with Cuts, Delayed Bills and Interfund Borrowing | The Civic Federation | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
After several significant budget related initiatives failed to advance out of the General Assembly, such as proposed pension reforms and borrowing to pay down the State’s backlog of unpaid bills, the legislature passed an operating budget for FY2012 in the final hours of its regular session late on May 31, 2011.
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Budget would cut $171 million from public schools

Budget would cut $171 million from public schools | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
The state budget plan now in Gov. Pat Quinn's hands would slash $171 million in public school funding, erasing financial support for everything from teacher and principal mentoring to state writing tests for high school students.
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New Tax Report: Illinois Budget Easy to Balance

New Tax Report: Illinois Budget Easy to Balance | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
CHICAGO - As Illinois lawmakers struggle to balance the budget by looking for more cuts in health and human services and other programs, a new study suggests another way to turn deficits into surpluses.
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House FY2012 Medicaid Budget Cuts Appropriations But May Not Reduce Spending | The Civic Federation

House FY2012 Medicaid Budget Cuts Appropriations But May Not Reduce Spending | The Civic Federation | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
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Illinois Issues blog: Budget headed to Quinn

Illinois Issues blog: Budget headed to Quinn | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
Senate Democrats approved the House’s budget proposal today along with a plan to try to push House members to tack additional spending onto the budget bills they have already approved.
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The Illinois State Budget? | familysupportnetworkil

The Illinois State Budget? | familysupportnetworkil | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
The Illinois State Budget was sent to Governor Quinn on Monday. I know that all of you are very concerned and trying to understand how services for folks with DD were impacted. If you're confused, you are in good company ...
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Illinois budget will shape or limit service agencies

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Budget battles that are looming between the Illinois House and Senate will make a big difference at Quincy's Madonna House.
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Illinois budget spends less, but doesn’t cut more | Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ new budget may spend less than Gov. Pat Quinn’s original proposal, but it is higher than this past year’s budget and was balanced by delaying the payment of billions of dollars in unpaid bills until this current fiscal year.
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State budget hits schools, human services hard - Lake County News-Sun

State budget hits schools, human services hard - Lake County News-Sun | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
Education and human services, along with the workers who deliver them, take the biggest hit in the state budget just approved by Illinois lawmakers.
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Illinois legislature has productive session

The state budget has been enacted by the lawmakers, with spending based on actual revenues expected rather than on wishful thinking. The budget makes painful cuts in education and social services. Even so, the budget is probably not tight enough to allow the recent income tax increases to sunset, beginning in 2014, as is scheduled in the law.
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Ill. House To Meet Again On Tax Relief Package

Ill. House To Meet Again On Tax Relief Package | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
House members to take another crack at passing tax relief package (ILCapitol: Ill. House To Meet Again On Tax Relief Package « CBS St.
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Illinois Governor Quinn to close facilities, cut jobs

Illinois Governor Quinn to close facilities, cut jobs | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said on Thursday he will close two state prisons and other facilities and lay off more than 1,900 workers to keep the current state budget from running out (Illinois Governor Quinn to close facilities,...
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Some parents leave Illinois to get disabled kids better services - Chicago Tribune

Some parents leave Illinois to get disabled kids better services - Chicago Tribune | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
Chrisa Hickey, a northwest suburban mom whose 16-year-old son hears voices, has bought property in Wisconsin with an eye to the future.
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Lawmakers continue to cut despite major income tax increase - Chicago Tribune

Lawmakers continue to cut despite major income tax increaseChicago Tribune— When the Illinois income tax rate increased by 67 percent in January, taxpayers might have reasonably expected they would be getting a little more out of state government...
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Disputed budget figures part of state's problem

If you want to know how bad off the state of Illinois is, read the report released Monday by the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation.
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Illinois Issues blog: Quinn says budget work 'incomplete'

Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to use his veto pen on at least one bill approved by lawmakers in the last days of their spring legislative session and said more work needs to be done on the budget.
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Human Services Cuts Will Cost Illinois Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Human Services Cuts Will Cost Illinois Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
A new report released today shows that cuts to human services in Illinois will result in hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs to taxpayers.
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Legislature's budget needs work, Quinn says

Gov. Pat Quinn said the state budget approved by lawmakers late Tuesday “clearly needs more work,” but he wouldn’t say what he’ll do to improve it.
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A round up of the 97th General Assembly

A round up of the 97th General Assembly | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
In the waning days of the 96th General Assembly and the first days of the 97th General Assembly, lawmakers in Springfield approved measures and reforms that once had been considered politically impossible.
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Illinois Issues blog: Some budget issues up in the air as session ends

Illinois Issues blog: Some budget issues up in the air as session ends | Illinois State Budget | Scoop.it
As the regular legislative session ended, lawmakers sent the House’s budget, which was based on a much lower revenue estimate than both the Senate’s plan and Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal, to Quinn for approval. However, legislators from both chambers are open to making budget tweaks down the road, including increasing spending.
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