On June 10, 2021, the Illinois Senate passed a $42.2 billion state budget that includes nearly nearly $120 million to Department of Human Services for spending related to intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) expenses. Specifically, the money will be used for rate increases to the direct support personnel wages within the Developmental Disability Long-Term Care Program and allow for another 700 placements in fiscal year 2021. The Illinois fiscal year 2022 begins on July 1, 2021. On May 5, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed a $122 million increase in spending for I/DD within the . . .
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