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New Report: Invest in Youth – Not Prisons
Putting youth in prisons is the most expensive and least effective way to respond to juvenile delinquency. Yet Illinois spends heavily on unnecessary prison facilities while neglecting community-based alternatives to incarceration, according to a new report from Voices’ Fiscal Policy Center. By shifting investment from youth prisons to research-backed, community-based alternatives, Illinois can help youth succeed, improve public safety, and save taxpayers money.

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AHA Proposed changes to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid could result in the reduction or elimination of services for thousands of Illinois residents now covered by Medicaid. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income children and their families, pregnant women, persons who are disabled, and seniors.
IMG_0853 Illinois residents should be ready to pay an additional $886 million in general funds in the next fiscal year (which starts July 1st) towards pensions for state employees, teachers, staff at state universities, judges, and legislators. That’s the total change from this fiscal year (FY17) after the state pension systems[1] set their contribution amounts and the State Auditor (a firm hired by the Auditor General) reviewed them.

Fiscal Notes Blog

March 16, 2017
Proposed changes to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid could result in the reduction or elimination of services for thousands of Illinois residents now covered by Medicaid.…
February 27, 2017
When the week ended, the State of Illinois had a backlog of bills totaling $12.2 billion dollars.…
February 22, 2017
With the hope of closing a budget gap of more than $7 billion, Governor Bruce Rauner has presented the legislature with a Fiscal Year 2018 budget totaling $37.3 billion.…
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