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In Springfield, no solutions

Date: 
06/04/2012

From Community Media Workshop:

In Springfield, no solutions

by Curtis Black

June 3, 2012

Sad to say, nothing they’re doing or talking about in the General Assembly will have a significant impact on the state’s chronic budget crisis.

Not draconian Medicaid cuts, not possible pension cuts or casino expansions.  The legislature is barking up the wrong trees, and doing it over and over.

Crowds Protest Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

Date: 
05/31/2012

From mysuburbanlife.com:

Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at luncheon as people protest budget proposal

By Sarah Small, ssmall@mysuburbanlife.com

Suburban Life Publications

May 27, 2012 

Seniors and Advocates Protest Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx

Date: 
05/30/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   May 30, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202

Seniors and Advocates to Protest Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx 

Groups Call on Governor Quinn to Restore or Delay Cuts to Critical Program for 160,00 Illinoisans

CA/IL Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Date: 
05/25/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 25, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202

Citizen Action/Illinois Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with Disabilities

 

Today, Citizen Action/Illinois joined with several other groups in calling on Governor Quinn to issue an amendatory veto of SB2840 in order to allow for a safe and orderly transition for the enrollees in the Illinois Cares RX program.

Health care cuts move forward - McNary: "It affects more people than any other cut."

Date: 
05/24/2012

From the Chicago Tribune:

Health care cuts gain steam in Illinois House

By Ray Long

12:17 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2012

SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today pushed forward with deep cuts in the state's health-care system for the poor, a plan that the fate of the state's overall budget rests upon.

Fight the Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx!

Date: 
05/25/2012

Illinois House and Senate Gut Medicaid

Reverse the Elimination of Illinois Cares Rx!

 

Last Night, the Illinois House and Senate voted to eliminate Illinois Cares Rx, as a part of $1.6 billion of deep cuts to dozens of critical Medicaid programs. Click here to read the WUIS story featuring Citizen Action's own William McNary.

Fight HB4277 - Read the Legislative Fact Sheet

Date: 
05/18/2012

HB 4277 - Legislative Fact Sheet

Summary: HB 4277 proposes to change the funding formula for charter schools to 95%-100% funding, which would be a detriment to neighborhood schools. Our question is, where will the money come from?

Position:  CTU, IFT and IEA Oppose

Due to the current financial crisis in Chicago and the state of Illinois, changes to funding for charters are not warranted at this time.

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Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans rally in Springfield to save prescription drug program for seniors and disabled

Date: 
05/17/2012

From The Register-Mail, Galesburg.com:

May 16, 2012

Outraged seniors dump ‘survival kits’ at Quinn’s door

Protesters denounce cuts to programs

Sign the Petition! Tell Governor Quinn we need a health exchange now!

Date: 
05/02/2012

Dear Friends,

On April 12th of 2012, Governor Cuomo of New York State signed an Executive Order establishing a health exchange.  Now is the time for Governor Quinn to do the same for Illinois.

We are collecting 2,000 signatures over the next 2 weeks.  Pass this petition to your friends and neighbors.  We need to show our support for healthcare.

Tell Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!

     

The right wing is attacking us every day.  It’s time to stand up again and fight for Healthcare for America NOW!

Sign the petition today - Call on Governor Quinn to issue an Executive Order to establish a health exchange.

A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of health benefits exchanges in each state by 2014. These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance.

The creation of an Exchange for over 1 million Illinoisans is no small task. The fastest way to get this done is through an Executive Order.

Help over a million Illinoisans without affordable health care today. Sign our petition calling on Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!

Sincerely,

Lynda DeLaforgue

Citizen Action/Illinois

 

Tell Governor Quinn: We need a health exchange now!

Support the Cigarette Tax to Stop Medicaid Cuts - Read the Cigarette Tax Fact Sheet

Date: 
05/01/2012

Right now, the Governor's office and leadership are debating the future of Medicaid and other critical safety net programs.  While the budget crisis is daunting, there is one solution that takes a huge step towards fixing this problem: The cigarette tax.

Read the Fact Sheet Below

CIGARETTE TAX WILL ELIMINATE 26% OF THE BUDGET PROBLEM.

Medicaid is facing devastating cuts without additional funding!

     - Medicaid current budget shortfall: $2.7 billion

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