IL Budget Passes With Modified Cuts to Human Services; TASC Awaits Revised State Contracts; Furloughed TASC Staff Return to Work

(Chicago) — The Illinois General Assembly approved, and Governor Pat Quinn signed, three budget bills Wednesday that lessen the blow of funding cuts to human service providers. Instead of the 50-75 percent cuts that had been in place, state funding for social services will be approximately 14 percent below last year’s levels. The allocations to substance abuse treatment and TASC remain to be determined. 

Media coverage of this budget breakthrough is statewide. Click for stories from WSIL-TV, CBS-2 Chicago, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Meanwhile, 139 staff who had been on unpaid furlough July 1-15 return to work today. TASC’s statewide court services resume following a two-week service suspension induced by the state budget cuts.

Once the revised FY10 state contracts are re-issued (for the fiscal year that began July 1), the implications for TASC staffing and service levels will follow.

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