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Illinois Budget Cuts Fall Deepest on the Most Vulnerable
Date:3/11/2010

With the release of the Governor's FY11 budget proposal, attention now turns to the Illinois General Assembly. "Cuts to human services will not solve our state's budget crisis and will further hurt our communities and state economies. Our elected officials must protect against cuts and work to advance a fair and balanced budget that strengthens both our state economy and our human services infrastructure," Ronquillo said.

According to Social IMPACT, cuts to human services cost Illinois jobs and are bad for the state economy. In addition to the families that receive services, cuts to human services will eliminate jobs, hurting family and business incomes and local economies statewide.

  • Approximately 400,000 Illinoisans work in human service organizations – almost 1 out of every 15 workers
  • 75% of the state's human services are delivered by non-profit businesses
  • Approximately 39,785 jobs in human services will be lost if human service budgets are cut in half, as proposed during the last legislative session.


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