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Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois Budget, Illinois Mental Health

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Quinn Slashes $90 Million from Illinois Community Mental Health


(Springfield, IL) — March 10, 2010. The brunt of the $276 million cut from the Illinois Department of Human Services by Governor Pat Quinn in the new Illinois budget has fallen on Illinois’ community mental health system, losing $90 million.

Quinn’s proposed budget eliminates non-Medicaid community-based services and significantly reduce capacity grants.

The $90 million cut represents a nearly 40% cut to non-Medicaid mental health funding.

Not good.

About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and blogger at The Huffington Post, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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